Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistOi Yee Tai Platinum Member CollectionEnso
Description The Enso represents the way of Zen as a circle of form and emptiness, void and fullness. The enso circle is born from emptiness. However its center is full of potency and infinite possibility. Drawn in one fluid, expressive stroke, the enso represents the state of mind of the artist. The black, white and shades of grey embodied in the brushstroke represent my mixed emotions and feelings.As the brush trails off into nothingness, leaving an open circle, it is also the acceptance of imperfection as it is. This is part 2 of my Enso Realization Series. As I draw the Enso (zen circle), I go through different phases to come to the realization of the impermanence of all things:1. Pursuing Perfection - The Enso is a circle of void and fullness, representing the way of Zen. It is born from emptiness. However its center is full of potency and infinite possibility. In life, we often chase the infinite and pursue perfection, but find that we can never attain it, just like drawing a circle and never ending up with a perfect one. (1st painting link here: https://www.imagekind.com/Enso--Pursuing-Perfection_art?IMID=be17c909-6000-4e60-803b-e861971a524d)2. Embracing Imperfection - The Enso is a circle of emptiness and form. One dip of ink, one fluid brush stroke, I experience the profound changes and limitless possibilities. As the brush trails off into nothingness, leaving an open circle, it is also embracing imperfection as it is.3. Appreciating Impermanence - As a new Enso is drawn, there is a fresh start as I let go of the previous one. The transition allows me to appreciate the impermanence of all things. (3rd painting link here: https://www.imagekind.com/Enso---Appreciating-Impermanence_art?imid=11a20c1f-108c-4ddc-9a85-08f57e2f40a3)Artist: Oi Yee TaiWebsite: oystudio.com
Oi Yee Tai, Canada Member Since December 2010 Artist Statement The two sides of me...
My sumi paintings are essentially monochromatic. I find boundless freedom in expressing myself through different shades of black, white and grey. I love to use minimal strokes capturing the essence while leaving enough white space for the viewer's imagination. (http://www.oystudio.com)
With acrylic, watercolor and oil, I feel like a 4 year old child rolling on the floor coating myself with all the different colors I love. Unlike my Chinese ink paintings, I fill the canvas with so much color that it might be suffocating for you but I am having so much fun I just want to share it with you too. (http://www.oystudio.com/playful)