All Past Art Exhibits at Wisdom Ways

one stroke makes a painting: ensō & other zen paintings

Zen art expresses the inexpressible as it helps to transform the way we see ourselves in the world. It is both the ultimate statement and the beginning of the journey all at once. The form of the circle is iconic to the formation of many languages, be it as a symbol for the moon, the sun, the wheel of reality. Known as the ensō in Japan, it is the most common subject of zen calligraphy. Its essence can be difficult to grasp.

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Iraq is Flying

Jamal Penjweny’s photographs of the Iraqi conflict have been published around the world. But at the peak of the conflict, frustrated that war was the world’s only lens on his country, he left photojournalism and began focusing on his artwork. To show another dimension of Iraq—its life and future and resilient people—he captures ordinary children, men and women, US and Iraqi soldiers all leaping into the air.

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