While working on another project, trying to make some interesting geometric backgrounds, I found that the backgrounds were more interesting than the finished pieces. I decided to expand on the backgrounds. I have always been charmed by and admired Russian Constructivist artists like Alexander Rodchenko, El Lissitzky, Naum Gabo, Lyubo Popova, Vladimir Tatlin, Jan Tschichold, and many others. I appreciated their ability to create so freely within their self-imposed constraints of abstraction and austerity. So, I decided to try my hand. The result, for better or worse, I call Constructivist Exercises.