Zen art by Karen Margolis

May 31st, 2011 - 
 

Zen concepts and haiku japan poetry inspired Karen Margolis to create these crafted compositions in paper. Enso means circle in Japanese and it is a sacred symbol meaning perfection and infinity. The spaces are interpreted, you can see the positive and the negative in the same time or focus on that one that inspires you most.
Shadows of these art works are also very interesting. The artist burns the holes in the surface of the paper and then she plays with the layers.” I translate my interior monologues into molecular patterns of color. Plot out
extemporaneously, accumulations of dots mark the transformations of feelings through changes in color. I also sew on discs of paper and attach map fragments to reflect external distractions. These mind maps function to chronicle the behavior of chemical interactions in the brain for the duration of various “states of mind”, offering a glimpse into the formal arrangement of emotions.” See her site
here. Via Haute nature.

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