"Enso" - Kazuaki Tanahashi


Enso by Kazuaki (Kaz) Tanahashi

The enso - the Zen circle conveys everything, the whole world, absolute enlightenment, strength and elegance. It is the ultimate Buddhist Zen symbol of emptiness. The one stroke painting is an expression of the moment when the meditative mind and body meet to create.

“The quality of the line is what matters most - how deep, strong, or honest it is [...] if your personality is interesting enough, the line will be interesting. To do this, you have to be fearless” - Kaz Tanahashi
Kazuaki has a long friendship with Lion’s Roar Foundation and has taught calligraphy here a few times and contributed a lot of work to the magazine. He created this contemporary enso especially for us as a cover. Enso’s are traditionally done in sumi ink, black on white. This striking piece used currant ink on black paper.

Kazuaki Tanahashi is an artist and writer trained in Japan and active in the United States as well as a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science. He has taught East Asian calligraphy at numerous international conferences of calligraphy and lettering arts. As a painter, he is the pioneer of the genre of "one stroke painting" as well as the creator of multi-color ensos.

Learn more about this artist at: www.brushmind.net

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All prints are archival-quality, fine-art giclée reproductions.

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