Description The Enso represents the way of Zen as a circle of vast space, lacking nothing and holding nothing in excess. Form is no other than emptiness, emptiness no other than form. Drawn in one fluid, expressive stroke, the enso represents the state of mind of the artist . The black, white and shades of grey embodied in the brushstroke represent my mixed emotions and feelings. The enso circle is born from emptiness. However its center is full of potency and infinite possibility. One dip of ink, one fluid brush stroke, I experience the profound changes and limitless possibilities. As the brush trails off into nothingness, leaving an open circle, it is also the acceptance of imperfection as it is. Inside the circle is the Chinese word 'zen'Artist: Tai Oi Yee Website: oystudio.com
Oi Yee Tai, Canada Member Since December 2010 Artist Statement The two sides of me...
My sumi paintings are essentially monochromatic. I find boundless freedom in expressing myself through different shades of black, white and grey. I love to use minimal strokes capturing the essence while leaving enough white space for the viewer's imagination. (http://www.oystudio.com)
With acrylic, watercolor and oil, I feel like a 4 year old child rolling on the floor coating myself with all the different colors I love. Unlike my Chinese ink paintings, I fill the canvas with so much color that it might be suffocating for you but I am having so much fun I just want to share it with you too. (http://www.oystudio.com/playful)