"The ellipse is the Frisbee of art, the circle freed from its flatness that sails out into imagined space tilting this way and that and ending up on the top of the soup bowl and silver cup in Jean-Baptiste Chardin’s still life or, imagine this, on the wheels of the speeding Batmobile. Once you tune into ellipses, you will begin to see them everywhere..." (James Mcmullan, The Frisbee of Art NYTimes, Sept. 23, 2010)