“Zen Circle” ZENGA

 

Jun 2002
Acrylic,Paper
34.2×21.8cm







[禅画]円相
円相とは、禅宗のお坊さんが墨で一気に描いた「○」のこと。白隠の作が有名だが、他のお坊さんもたくさん描いており、この「○」に世界観や宇宙観などが表されている、と勝手に解釈するようである。どうせ勝手に解釈されるのならば、私は単純にこの地球を描く。私なりの「禅画」。

The title refers to drawings made with a single brush stroke by Zen monks. Perhaps the most famous are those by Hakuin Ekaku, but others have produced many similar drawings, which have arbitrarily been interpreted as expressing the Zen view of the world and the cosmos. If the interpretations are going to be arbitrary anyway, then the Zen thing to do, it seemed to me, was to simply to draw the universe as is.

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