This work was finished in 2020 but started in 2017 in Provincetown, Mass, while I was on residency at the Fine Arts Work Center (FAWC) as a fellow of Copley Society of Boston. Spending time there was wonderful and couldn't have come at a better time. Arriving in September 2017, it felt like a world apart from the ever-more dour, divided, unnerving daily life focused on national politics that I'd left behind as I drove farther down Cape Cod. Provincetown is a singularly celebratory place where people feel free to be themselves. That's obvious just walking down the street, any day, any time. As always on residency, I planned my work. But what I made changed even before I noticed that my outlook was morphing toward the bright, the colorful, the celebratory even! Calligraphy pen/nib and ink was used to make thousands of hand drawn circles in these pieces.