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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Snow Ensō?

Snow Ensō? Really? Yes. Really.

Last blog post we discussed the significance and meaning of the
ensō. A snow ensō is painted with white ink. A beautiful and inspired variation of the traditional ensō that is painted with black ink. The image still utilizes the magnificent and meaningful circle shape so common in Zen Art . However, it introduces a slight twist.

ensō was inspired by the spirit that is snow. The cold and peaceful time when Mother Earth decides to blanket us with her amazing crystal white. Inside this ensō is painted delicate little snow flowers dancing in delight with their new covering of beauty that sparkles in the moonlight.

This ensō is called simply 'Ensō Snow'. The original painting is in Gallery White.

Art Reproductions of this charming piece are available here.


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