Wednesday, August 3, 2011
There are numerous shapes and objects that will show up repeatedly and spontaneously as our collages take shape. Among my favourite images of pears, birds, ladders, homes, trees and bowls, there are geometric shapes and circles. Chinese brush artists have brought my attention to the 'enso'. A single brush stroke in the shape of a circle - a symbol of enlightenment and the interconnectedness of all life. It is the visual equivalent for me of the word 'OM'. "A circle is both empty and complete - a metaphor for human potential." jc 2011.