…………………big brush enso……..

……and whatabout big brush enso ?……….if you have more images of big brush or huge brush enso painting, I would love to see them…………..

unusually, white on black…… found @    http://itp.nyu.edu/~mm4839/Blog/?m=201001

…..and… not a painted enso but a captivating wooden enso table……..   found @ http://beta.3rings.reallysimple.to/2009/05/05/at-bklyn-designs-09-aim-for-enlightenment-with-eric-manigians-enso/

http://www.onmarkproductions.com/html/daruma.shtml

http://www.mexicowoods.com/archive1/page0/files/category-japan.html

I would love to try this……………

…..enso…….

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Seo writes:  The Enso is one of the most prevalent images of Zen art, and it has become a kind of symbol of the clean and  strong  Japanese aesthetic.  It has been subject to a rich variety of interpretations-seen as everything from a rice cake to a symbol of infinity.  But regardless of how it is understood, the enso is above all the expression of the mind  of the artist who brushes it.  It is said that the state of the Zen practitioner can be clearly read in his or her execution of the circle

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from Enso: ZEN Circles of Enlightenment (Paperback) by Audrey Yoshiko Seo

The follwing are a selection of ensos that chose me as I browsed through google images this morning……

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…….The beauty of each enso lies in the distinctive characteristics that the calligrapher brings out to shine through. An enso is not just the line and circle itself, but the inside space as well, reinforcing the dual quality of emptiness/fullness of life………

from   http://mattmacabre.tumblr.com/post/15728584179/the-symbol-of-the-crcle-is-refered-to-as-enso-in

 

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…..This enso is by Torei Enji (1721-1792), who excelled at the Zen circle. Torei began this one by pressing his brush down hard at the lower left and swiftly continuing around the circle while lifting the brush.

The calligraphy says “In heaven and on the earth, I alone am worthy of honor,” lines attributed at birth to the historical Buddha…...

from http://7junipers.com/log/torei-enji-enso/

…and  gallery of ensos that repays a look………..

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from http://zen-brush.com/zen_circles_gallery