"Miracles of Each Moment No. 4 Purple & Copper" Kazuaki Tanahashi
Rich purple and copper meld in this enso by Kaz Tanahashi.
Sometimes called “a Zen circle” in English, an enso symbolizes enlightenment. Creating an enso can be a contemplative art and the finished product, a meditation aid. Ensos are most often rendered, using one or two strokes, on white paper with black ink, but Kazuaki Tanahashi creates vibrant ensos in color.
Tanahashi was born in Japan in 1933 and, as a boy, studied with Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido. Today, Tanahashi is a trained calligrapher known as “the pioneer of one-stroke painting.” “The quality of the line is what matters most—how deep, strong, or honest it is,” he explains. “If your personality is interesting enough, the line will be interesting. To do this, you have to be fearless.” Tanahashi is also a Zen teacher, author, activist, and translator of Buddhist texts, most notably of works by Dogen.
Learn more about this artist at: www.brushmind.net
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