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Enso (formally spelled ensō) is a sacred symbol in Zen Buddhism meaning circle, or sometimes, circle of togetherness. It is traditionally drawn using only one brushstroke as a meditative practice in letting go of the mind and allowing the body to create, as the singular brushstroke allows for no modifications.This started life as an oil painting of mine the background of which I completed mostly using just fingers! And they bled! [Rough stuff acrylic primed canvas] The last photo in the gallery above shows its original incarnation. And, I confess, this enso was not drawn in the traditional one stroke! I worked from photographs of it, combining them with my calligraphy, 3-D forms, more scanned parts of paintings, the inevitable gradients and, of course, reflecting water. I had to sell all the large works when we down-sized and practice detachment [not the buddhist concept, just practical.] This image is much more vibrant and busy than its predecessor… I like “busy”, stops the eyelids drooping.

Unique, original work.

Software used: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Cinema 4D

Digital Print on canvas with mirror image gallery border for stretcher.

Abstract-enso 2-gradient 4

Con Preston

AUD$800
Size: 142w x 102h cms
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Digital print on canvas with mirror image gallery wrap for stretcher

Requires stretcher to hang

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Enso (formally spelled ensō) is a sacred symbol in Zen Buddhism meaning circle, or sometimes, circle of togetherness. It is traditionally drawn using only one brushstroke as a meditative practice in letting go of the mind and allowing the body to create, as the singular brushstroke allows for no modifications.This started life as an oil painting of mine the background of which I completed mostly using just fingers! And they bled! [Rough stuff acrylic primed canvas] The last photo in the gallery above shows its original incarnation. And, I confess, this enso was not drawn in the traditional one stroke! I worked from photographs of it, combining them with my calligraphy, 3-D forms, more scanned parts of paintings, the inevitable gradients and, of course, reflecting water. I had to sell all the large works when we down-sized and practice detachment [not the buddhist concept, just practical.] This image is much more vibrant and busy than its predecessor… I like “busy”, stops the eyelids drooping.

Unique, original work.

Software used: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Cinema 4D

Digital Print on canvas with mirror image gallery border for stretcher.

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