Perfect Circle: Scrolls (Interpolator Series) 1998-2010
WILLIAM C. MAXWELL  "The Perfect Circle" Perfect Circle:  Scrolls (Interpolator Series) 1998-2010 Graphite, Charcoal, Chalk, Oil Stick, Gouache and Acrylic on Arches CP Watercolor Paper
Perfect Circle: Two of a Kind
1994-2010
Graphite, Charcoal, Chalk, Oil Stick, Gouache and Acrylic on Arches CP Watercolor Paper
40 X 60"

These are free-hanging scroll drawings. They begin with an initial symbol drawn over and over again, until I "intuitively" feel it is "done," or I become exhausted from the continuous drawing, or both. Much later, imagery is superimposed onto the drawing in a selected way, creating a dialog between the initial chaos of the symbol and the controlled application of imagery.

The scroll drawings began early in my investigations of The Perfect Circle. They identify the symbol as a method of control that ultimately ends in a lack of control. Here is an odyssey that explores the struggle for existence, as developed through the process of drawing.
WILLIAM C. MAXWELL  "The Perfect Circle" Perfect Circle:  Scrolls (Interpolator Series) 1998-2010 Graphite, Charcoal, Chalk, Oil Stick, Gouache and Acrylic on Arches CP Watercolor Paper
Perfect Circle: Arkansas Diamond
1994-2010
Graphite, Charcoal, Chalk, Oil Stick, Gouache and Acrylic on Arches CP Watercolor Paper
40 X 60"

These are free-hanging scroll drawings. They begin with an initial symbol drawn over and over again, until I "intuitively" feel it is "done," or I become exhausted from the continuous drawing, or both. Much later, imagery is superimposed onto the drawing in a selected way, creating a dialog between the initial chaos of the symbol and the controlled application of imagery.

WILLIAM C. MAXWELL  "The Perfect Circle" Perfect Circle:  Scrolls (Interpolator Series) 1998-2010 Graphite, Charcoal, Chalk, Oil Stick, Gouache and Acrylic on Arches CP Watercolor Paper
Perfect Circle: Commandments
1994-2010
Graphite, Charcoal, Chalk, Oil Stick, Gouache and Acrylic on Arches CP Watercolor Paper
40 X 60"

These are free-hanging scroll drawings. They begin with an initial symbol drawn over and over again, until I "intuitively" feel it is "done," or I become exhausted from the continuous drawing, or both. Much later, imagery is superimposed onto the drawing in a selected way, creating a dialog between the initial chaos of the symbol and the controlled application of imagery.
WILLIAM C. MAXWELL  "The Perfect Circle" Perfect Circle:  Scrolls (Interpolator Series) 1998-2010 Graphite, Charcoal, Chalk, Oil Stick, Gouache and Acrylic on Arches CP Watercolor Paper
Perfect Circle: Four and Twenty Blackbirds
1994-2010
Graphite, Charcoal, Chalk, Oil Stick, Gouache and Acrylic on Arches CP Watercolor Paper
40 X 60"

These are free-hanging scroll drawings. They begin with an initial symbol drawn over and over again, until I "intuitively" feel it is "done," or I become exhausted from the continuous drawing, or both. Much later, imagery is superimposed onto the drawing in a selected way, creating a dialog between the initial chaos of the symbol and the controlled application of imagery.

WILLIAM C. MAXWELL  "The Perfect Circle" Perfect Circle:  Scrolls (Interpolator Series) 1998-2010 Graphite, Charcoal, Chalk, Oil Stick, Gouache and Acrylic on Arches CP Watercolor Paper
Perfect Circle-Jack of Diamonds
1994-2010
Graphite, Charcoal, Chalk, Oil Stick, Gouache and Acrylic on Arches CP Watercolor Paper
40 X 60"

These are free-hanging scroll drawings. They begin with an initial symbol drawn over and over again, until I "intuitively" feel it is "done," or I become exhausted from the continuous drawing, or both. Much later, imagery is superimposed onto the drawing in a selected way, creating a dialog between the initial chaos of the symbol and the controlled application of imagery.
WILLIAM C. MAXWELL  "The Perfect Circle" Perfect Circle:  Scrolls (Interpolator Series) 1998-2010 Charcoal, Chalk, Oil Stick, Gouache and Acrylic on Arches CP Watercolor Paper
Perfect Circle: Monkey Business
1994-2010
Charcoal, Chalk, Oil Stick, Gouache and Acrylic on Arches CP Watercolor Paper
40 X 60"

These are free-hanging scroll drawings. They begin with an initial symbol drawn over and over again, until I "intuitively" feel it is "done," or I become exhausted from the continuous drawing, or both. Much later, imagery is superimposed onto the drawing in a selected way, creating a dialog between the initial chaos of the symbol and the controlled application of imagery.

WILLIAM C. MAXWELL  "The Perfect Circle" Perfect Circle:  Scrolls (Interpolator Series) 1998-2010 Charcoal, Chalk, Oil Stick, Gouache and Acrylic on Arches CP Watercolor Paper
Perfect Circle: Resurrected Folly
1994-2010
Charcoal, Chalk, Oil Stick, Gouache and Acrylic on Arches CP Watercolor Paper
40 X 60"

These are free-hanging scroll drawings. They begin with an initial symbol drawn over and over again, until I "intuitively" feel it is "done," or I become exhausted from the continuous drawing, or both. Much later, imagery is superimposed onto the drawing in a selected way, creating a dialog between the initial chaos of the symbol and the controlled application of imagery.
WILLIAM C. MAXWELL  "The Perfect Circle" Perfect Circle:  Scrolls (Interpolator Series) 1998-2010 Charcoal, Chalk, Oil Stick, Gouache and Acrylic on Arches CP  Watercolor Paper
Perfect Circle-Resurrected Folly (detail)
1994-2010
Charcoal, Chalk, Oil Stick, Gouache and Acrylic on Arches CP Watercolor Paper
40 X 60"

These are free-hanging scroll drawings. They begin with an initial symbol drawn over and over again, until I "intuitively" feel it is "done," or I become exhausted from the continuous drawing, or both. Much later, imagery is superimposed onto the drawing in a selected way, creating a dialog between the initial chaos of the symbol and the controlled application of imagery.

WILLIAM C. MAXWELL  "The Perfect Circle" Perfect Circle:  Scrolls (Interpolator Series) 1998-2010  Charcoal, Chalk, Oil Stick, Gouache and Acrylic on Arches CP Watercolor Paper
Perfect Circle: Tall Tails
1994-2010
Charcoal, Chalk, Oil Stick, Gouache and Acrylic on Arches CP Watercolor Paper
40 X 60"

These are free-hanging scroll drawings. They begin with an initial symbol drawn over and over again, until I "intuitively" feel it is "done," or I become exhausted from the continuous drawing, or both. Much later, imagery is superimposed onto the drawing in a selected way, creating a dialog between the initial chaos of the symbol and the controlled application of imagery.
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