In Zen Buddhism, 円相 (ensō), a hand lettered brush stroke forming a circle that represents "a moment when the mind is free to let the body create." (wiki) Some artists leave the circle incomplete while others close it.
I wanted to fill the ensō with tipple.
I chose not to close the circle because I don't think my mind is quite free yet to let the creation happen. Once I finished this, I felt the urge to do it's complement which is to fill the negative space with tipple.
And just for fun, I did one with just ink and my bamboo brush.
here You never know when a learning opportunity comes. This was fun!
Yukari, these tiles will look great displayed together. Thanks for sharing the philosophy behind the art.ReplyDelete
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Great story with the artwork. It is really special and beautifully done. Nice work. Sarah.ReplyDelete
Thanks! It was fun to do!Delete
Very interesting, I didn't know about enso. Good idea for the tipple background.ReplyDelete
very nice, good ideaReplyDelete
Thank you so much!Delete
Thank you for sharing your beautiful work and the inspiration behind it. These will indeed look wonderful in a frame. Excellent post!ReplyDelete
Really interesting. And, the finished pieces are quite dramatic with the positive/negative thing going.ReplyDelete
I really enjoyed the whole process!Delete
So thoughtful, and thought provoking. I love the idea of enso. Beautiful tile!ReplyDelete
This was a great learning experience for me!Delete
Beautiful work and thank you for the story :)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Lily!Delete
Yes, a good idea to frame these three beautiful ensō's. I love hearing (well reading) the story about that. Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
Oh, your tipple circles are very creative. I like the first one most :-) It makes me happy to look at it.ReplyDelete
Thank your for explaining your philosophy behind your work.
Very pleased to have the explanation you have given. And your tiles are lovely and will look beautiful displayed all together. AxxReplyDelete
Beautiful art. I do like the open circle and the thought there. Beautiful again..ReplyDelete
I love love the enso. It is so luscious and energetically still. I am wondering how you did it... One single stroke with a Japanese mop brush? did you pencil it first? Give girl!ReplyDelete
Wonderful work! Thank you for the story behind your tiles! Really a fine idea!ReplyDelete
Yukari, this is so wonderful all together!! Thank you so very much for your explanations!! :)ReplyDelete
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