巻き寿司 円相 by 73553

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Size:
$12.96

Sizing Information

Small 16.4" x 16.4"
Medium 23.4" x 23.4"
Large 33.2" x 33.2"
Note: Includes a 3/16" white border

Features

  • Printed on 185gsm semi gloss poster paper
  • Custom cut to three maximum sizes – A2, A1 & A0
  • 5mm white border to assist in framing
  • Tack them to your bedroom door, or frame

巻き寿司 円相 (Makizushi Ensō)
is my Sushi version of the Ensō

Ensō (円相) is a Japanese word meaning “circle” and a concept strongly associated with Zen. Ensō is one of the most common subjects of Japanese calligraphy even though it is a symbol and not a character. It symbolizes the Absolute, enlightenment, strength, elegance, the Universe, and the void; it can also symbolize the Japanese aesthetic itself. As an “expression of the moment” it is often considered a form of minimalist expressionist art.

In Zen Buddhist painting, ensō symbolizes a moment when the mind is free to simply let the body/spirit create. The brushed ink of the circle is usually done on silk or rice paper in one movement (but the great Bankei used two strokes sometimes) and there is no possibility of modification: it shows the expressive movement of the spirit at that time. Zen Buddhists “believe that the character of the artist is fully exposed in how she or he draws an ensō. Only a person who is mentally and spiritually complete can draw a true ensō. Some artists will practice drawing an ensō daily, as a kind of spiritual exercise.”1

Some artists paint ensō with an opening in the circle, while others complete the circle. For the former, the opening may express various ideas, for example that the ensō is not separate, but is part of something greater, or that imperfection is an essential and inherent aspect of existence (see also the idea of broken symmetry). The principle of controlling the balance of composition through asymmetry and irregularity is an important aspect of the Japanese aesthetic: Fukinsei (不均斉), the denial of perfection.

The ensō is also a sacred symbol in the Zen school of Buddhism, and is often used by Zen masters as a form of signature in their religious artwork. For more on the philosophy behind this see Hitsuzendo, the Way of the Brush or Zen Calligraphy.


Comments

  • vampvamp
    vampvampalmost 4 years ago

    whatever this is it is beautiful….

  • hahaha thank’s :-)

    – 73553

  • vampvamp
    vampvampalmost 4 years ago

    ommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…………. ;P

  • more like, Yuummmmmmmmmmmmmy!!! :-)

    – 73553

  • vampvamp
    vampvampalmost 4 years ago

    hahahahahahha you must bethinking of a different circle of enlightenment! ;) LOL

  • im thinking of a very “Rice Enlightenment” :-)

    – 73553

  • Steven  Sandner
    Steven Sandneralmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful work, lovely toning! and colour palette!

  • thank you, colorwise it’s very italian :-)

    – 73553


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