Earthen Bound, by Kenneth Noland, 1960.
A few years ago someone told me to look up Kenneth Noland in relationship to the work I was doing then. I did and was interested, but had never seen this one before. I’m guessing whoever made that suggestion had seen this piece of mine (which mine pales in comparison, but you get the idea):
oil stick and graphite on paper
In any event that graphite circle would eventually morph into the smaller ink circles you may have seen around here before…