enso

2017

fashion design

(円相 , "circle" ) a circle that is hand-drawn in one or two uninhibited brushstrokes to express a moment when the mind is free to let the body create.

In Zen Buddhism,  the term Ensō refers to a spiritual creative practice in Japanese aesthetics. Commonly situated in the art of Japanese ink painting, where the circle may be open or closed allowing freedom of movement as a meditative form of expression between the being and the work. Adopting the Japanese way of design discipline, these series of artefacts reveal a harmonious balance between the medium and the outcome. Here, the re-used materials are like the drawing tools for moulding and expressing a circle of unity, although never closed, it seeks to leave room for self-expression and contentment of imperfection. Embracing the debris of waste, engravings of damage, Ensō is about recollecting nature through the destruction of the man-made, reuniting the loss and fragmented recalls in the art of the meditative practice of the living body. 

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