JANINE IBBOTSON

Meaning

ZEN CIRCLE MEANING

The Enso Circle can represent many things. Shaped like a zero, it is the symbolic form of the Chinese character "mu" which means nothing. However this nothingness is different than you might expect. Because it is nothing, it is open to everything, to the rainbow of existence. So it represents all-inclusiveness and oneness.

 

ZEN CIRCLE ART

Enso Circles come in many shapes, styles, and sizes.  Some are open and some are closed. Traditionally they are drawn with black sumi ink on rice paper though contemporary artists use color and a variety of media. Brush strokes can be light or heavy and the circle can begin at any point.