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Blog: The symbolism of the circle

I’d written a couple of weeks back about the enso, the zenga brush-drawn circles of the Zen masters, as a statement of satori and the enlightened condition. There’s more, to the notion of the symbology of the circle, as a gesture of containment and...

Blog: The ring of bone

For maybe some 25 years I’ve been collecting zenga. These are the paintings of Zen masters. They are of the haboku style, which is the most captivating, to my aesthetic, which is called “broken ink”. It’s about saying something in nothing....