Official collections are
Universe - Ensō Art
Ensō Art Collection
symbolizes absolute enlightenment, strength, elegance, the universe,
and mu (the void). It is characterised by a minimalism born of Japanese
Drawing ensō is a
disciplined-creative practice of Japanese ink
painting, sumi-e. The tools and mechanics of drawing the ensō are the
same as those used in traditional Japanese calligraphy: One uses an ink
brush to apply ink to washi (a thin Japanese paper).
The circle may be open
or closed. In the former case, the circle is
incomplete, allowing for movement and development as well as the
perfection of all things. Zen practitioners relate the idea to
wabi-sabi, the beauty of imperfection. When the circle is closed, it
represents perfection, akin to Plato's perfect form, the reason why the
circle was used for centuries in the construction of cosmological
models (see Ptolemy).
Usually, a person
draws the ensō in one fluid, expressive stroke. When
drawn according to the sōsho (cursive) style of Japanese calligraphy,
the brushstroke is especially swift. Once the ensō is drawn, one does
not change it. It evidences the character of its creator and the
context of its creation in a brief, continuous period of time. Drawing
ensō is a spiritual practice that one might perform as often as once
practice of drawing ensō or writing Japanese calligraphy
for self-realization is called hitsuzendō. Ensō exemplifies the various
dimensions of the Japanese wabi-sabi perspective and aesthetic:
fukinsei (asymmetry, irregularity), kanso (simplicity), koko (basic;
weathered), shizen (without pretense; natural), yugen (subtly profound
grace), datsuzoku (freedom), and seijaku (tranquility).
White Paper of the Ensō
Collection consists of 108 designs and is inspired by the Zen symbol.
The Collection is created by the Author Enrico Zingaretti who has the
Copyright on all the designs and therefore personally promotes the
NFTs. Each design has its own NFT. NFTs are uploaded to the Collection
The limit of the Collection is 108 items, each item is
unique, different and original. Zingaretti is a 63-year-old Italian
artist and has been painting for 40 years (www.arkidea.org).
designs draw inspiration from the metaphor of absolute Zen and the
immense light that pervades the Universe. All designs are made with
monochromatic water colors on paper and subsequently digitally
processed to transform them into NFT. The Author is working on other
Collections, on other elaborations for NFT.