ENSO

ONE MIND.

ONE STROKE.

ONE BREATH.

ONE MOMENT.

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by Amy Dyson

Amy Dyson, artist, art historian, prehistorian, prehistory, One Zen Place, Art Gallery, Vero Beach, Florida, Lascaux, Enso, Single-brushstroke, paintings, sculpture, works-on-paper, digital media, photography, amydyson

Amy Dyson creates Ensō every day in her studio at One Zen Place.


Amy Dyson, artist, art historian, prehistorian, prehistory, One Zen Place, Art Gallery, Vero Beach, Florida, Lascaux, Enso, Single-brushstroke, paintings, sculpture, works-on-paper, digital media, photography, amydyson
Amy Dyson, artist, art historian, prehistorian, prehistory, One Zen Place, Art Gallery, Vero Beach, Florida, Lascaux, Enso, Single-brushstroke, paintings, sculpture, works-on-paper, digital media, photography, amydyson
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Amy Dyson, artist, art historian, prehistorian, prehistory, One Zen Place, Art Gallery, Vero Beach, Florida, Lascaux, Enso, Single-brushstroke, paintings, sculpture, works-on-paper, digital media, photography, amydyson

ENSO


Enso means ‘circular form’ in the Japanese language and has been interpreted in many ways.  Enso are created with one breath and produced by hand in one stroke.  Enso are an expression of the artist’s inner self "in the moment".

A Japanese minimalist aesthetic, Enso have  numerous meanings including enlightenment, strength, elegance, the universe and the void.  Enso may also represent a Zen mindset, tranquility, balance, infinity, wholeness, human consciousness and many other interpretations.

"Art perception is a reflection of life experience.
A reflection of the artist is intrinsic in all art.
Both of these factors are especially apparent within Enso,
as they are a reflection of the artist in that moment." 
 — Amy Dyson

EVERY DAY ENSO

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Washaway Enso

Amy Dyson enjoys the sunrise while drawing 'Washaway Enso' in the sand of Vero Beach in Florida.

Giant Zulu Starfish Flower Brushes

Amy Dyson creates Ensō with 5 Giant Zulu Starfish flowers.

Misty Morning Enso

Amy Dyson creates Washaway Enso on a misty morning in Vero Beach.  
Background music by pianist-composer John Ryan. ©2021 All Rights Reserved.

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Lascaux and Enso

Discoveries within the Upper Paleolithic art of Lascaux in France influenced art historian Amy Dyson to study mankind's perception of art, which led to extensive research in human consciousness.  The Galloping Mare of Lascaux (c.17,000 B.C.E.) complements the nearby Enso that was created as a tribute to the cave of Lascaux with yellow ochre prehistoric symbolism etched within the background of the painting.

Amy Dyson, artist, art historian, prehistorian, prehistory, One Zen Place, Art Gallery, Vero Beach, Florida, Lascaux, Enso, Single-brushstroke, paintings, sculpture, works-on-paper, digital media, photography, amydyson