artifacts by gsmichaels 

The power of shape to influence the mood and impact of an image became clear to me long ago.

 These pieces reflect my small effort to resist the invisible, pernicious hegemony of the rectangle in daily life. From sheets of paper and books to doors, buildings, windows and walls, monitors, movie screens and mattresses, the rectangle dominates our intellectual landscape yet remains largely unnoticed.  

Circular paintings are more commonly known by the term used in Italian for such works: Tondo (singular) or Tondos (plural). Means the same thing, though. Tondo, it turns out, is a shorted form of the Latin word for rotund. So now you know.