Piece description from the artist
'Circus Off Circle' was inspired by a space behind some apartments off of Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. DuPont Circle is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Washington, D.C. It dates back to the city’s original grid plan, developed by Pierre Charles L’Enfant after the Revolutionary War.
With clean draftsmanship, skilled editing, and her palette of the moment, Ashley Wells transforms humble objects and overlooked scenes into thoughtful essays on the pleasures of paying attention. After moving thirty seven times, the artist claims she’s from “nowhere” and says that this restlessness is what prompts her to use her art to impose “order on a world I can’t contain otherwise.” Wells has exhibited her work throughout the United States, The Netherlands and China.