Eleanor Wood
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Scorched Circle series, 2016
8 x 18 inches, and 13 x 13 inches
Pencil, carbon, watercolor, and wax on paper

Everything the Power of the World
does is in a circle. The sky is
round and I have heard that the earth
is round like a ball and so are all the stars.
The wind, in its greatest power, whirls.
Birds make their nests in circles,
for theirs is the same religion as ours.
The sun comes forth and goes down
again in a circle. The moon does the
same and both are round. Even the
seasons form a great circle in their
changing and always come back again
to where they were. The life of a man
is in a circle from childhood to childhood.
And so it is in everything where power moves.

Black Elk, Oglala Sioux
(1863 – 1950)