Enso?

 

Instant digital download at max H50 x 50cm 20 x 20 inch actual image size. this is scaled down 50% of original painting siz. It can be ordered at larger sizes on request, price may differ. See info section about your download.

 

I have included a few mock-ups of the print framed at different sizes and in various situations. This is a digital download file, frame and print is not included.

 

The original painting of ENSO can be seen in my store in the Paintings collection.

 

Where did this image come from?

 

This is one of my velvet paintings on bright scarlet that has been stretched over a deep edge canvas.

 

I have used lush velvet that reflects light beautifully and pops and jars with the jagged nature of the mark making but somehow harmonises with the circles. The unmissable scarlet entices the viewer to look and then look closer to where the idea rests.

The marks have been made with the heavily applied monochrome paint, layer after layer after layer with a brush and then in places by dragging an iron nail through the paint to make the marks and add depth. 

 

Brief meaning of Enso and my intention behind the work;

The ensō symbolises absolute enlightenment, strength, elegance, the universe, and mu (the void). It is characterised by a minimalism born of Japanese aesthetics.

Drawing ensō is a disciplined-creative practice of Japanese ink painting—sumi-e

The circle may be open or closed. In the former case, the circle is incomplete, allowing for movement and development as well as the perfection of all things. Zen practitioners relate the idea to wabi-sabi, the beauty of imperfection. When the circle is closed, it represents perfection, akin to Plato's perfect form (Plato), the reason why the circle was used for centuries in the construction of cosmological models,

My purpose behind this painting was to make an Enso with the western mind, my mind behind the act of Enso. Instead of the one clean and perfect circle, mine are imperfect in every way that relates to the Japanese aesthetic but in doing so maybe offer up a different way, a different aesthetic, of trying over and over to obtain the perfect with many attempts....such as the daily living of our lives?

 

 

Please note that all images are upheld under UK copywrite and remain property of Artist Sand Laurenson. For personal use of buyer only. No Resale, duplicating, publication, etc. without permission from Artist. All images contain traceable digimarc.

 

 

 

 

ENSO?

£20.00Price
  • About this download

    About this digital download:

    A link to the image (Max size H48 W28cms H19x W11" ) will be sent immediately upon payment.

    This is a large file at 300dpi /36apx MB which can print sharp up to H48 x W28cms H19 x W11" so will fit fine inside most standard paper sizes and frames with a border.

    Although you can print on to any paper, I recommend an archival fine art paper if you intend to use as an art print. An excellent choice would be Hahnemeuhle rag paper in a satin or vellum finish. https://www.hahnemuehle.com/en/digital-fineart.html

    Printing on paper between 200 and 300gms will work in most home printers and will give your print a firm place to fix. You can also use the image for a canvas, aluminium or other print.

    The image is set at the ratio of a generic tarot card size apx H12 x 7cm H5 x W3" and keeps this ratio up to the largest size so there will always be a border to your print which you can crop as you wish. Please see image of print with border.

    Any problems with your download or any questions....just ask via chat on webpage or email sand451@hotmail.com

    Please note that all images are upheld under UK copywrite and remain property of Artist Sand Laurenson. For personal use of buyer only. No Resale, duplicating, publication, etc. without permission from Artist. All images contain traceable digimarc.


     

     


     


     


     

     

  • Need a larger size or different aspect?

    Please contact me via contact page or chat on website if you would like a lager print size than H 48 x W28 cms H19 x W11"

    It is possible to printe very large and in different aspects etc.

    Prices will differ.

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