When viewed from afar, Seattle artist Ben Beres’ circular etchings read as abstract patterning, but closer inspection reveals elaborate stories arrayed on circular pages. The exterior text is clearly legible, but the writing becomes progressively more difficult to read as it winds its way to both the center of the composition and the narrative. The ultimate effect is reminiscent of tree rings, of geometric patterns latent with unspoken and indiscernible stories.

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