These carved plywood panels are made by hand, and not with a computer-aided router. I’m inspired by the work of the biologist Lynn Margulis, who discovered and popularized the concept of endosymbiosis. The process by which these panels are made explores growth, combination, and mergers of form. I lay out circles at random, overlap them, join them, and then begin to carve. In the process a new form emerges, one that is rooted in the origin shapes but has also taken on a new life of its own.