“. . . my most frequent motif is the circle. Practically every painting I’ve ever done has at least one circle or more and usually the circle dominates the canvas. Well, I have thought of one or two other practical background reasons for my interest or my obsession with that figure. But today I thought of the fact that in Indianapolis, which essentially is my home town; I’ve lived there more than any other place; the whole city is built around and dominated by a circle.”
— Robert Indiana
Excerpt from “The Reminiscences of Robert Indiana.” New York, November 1965. Arthur C. Carr papers; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.