This series and the whole idea of having an artist pseudonym were both accidents. In 2015 I had been doing paint experiments of over-lapping circles of transparent color. Next thing I have a bunch of circle paintings. In 2017 I had an opportunity to exhibit two small paintings. Someone suggested exhibiting the paintings with an alias, so as not to confuse the circle paintings from my other work. The name Brian O'Donnell has some personal sentimental value for me so I chose it.