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SYMBOL NO 4: ENSO (symbols widely used in TATTOO DESIGNS) Following the ‘CIRCLE’ theme, I go to the ENSO symbol.. Ensō (円相) is a Japanese word meaning “circle” and a conce…

SYMBOL NO 4: ENSO (symbols widely used in TATTOO DESIGNS) Following the ‘CIRCLE’ theme, I go to the ENSO symbol.. Ensō (円相) is a Japanese word meaning “circle” and a conce…

The Enso, or Zen circle, is one of the most appealing themes in Zen art.  The Enso itself is a universal symbol of wholeness and completion, and the cyclical nature of existence, as well as a visual manifestation of the Heart Sutra, "Form is void and void is form."

The Enso, or Zen circle, is one of the most appealing themes in Zen art. The Enso itself is a universal symbol of wholeness and completion, and the cyclical nature of existence, as well as a visual manifestation of the Heart Sutra, "Form is void and void is form."

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 absolute enlightenment, strength, elegance, the universe, and the void; it can also symbolize the japanese aesthetic itself.

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 absolute enlightenment, strength, elegance, the universe, and the void; it can also symbolize the japanese aesthetic itself.

Hair of the Dog  24" x 48"  mixed media on canvas  artist: michel keck - the raw artist

Hair of the Dog 24" x 48" mixed media on canvas artist: michel keck - the raw artist

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.

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.

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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 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.

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 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.

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The Sigil of the Cosmos                                                       …

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