Nine Lives Studio - Ellen Miffitt
Sumi-e, Collage, Mixed Media, Watercolor Pencil, PMC Jewelry, Block Prints and Art Instruction

Nine Lives Enso

Kanji character for "Nine Lives" is featured on this Sumi-e, Japanese style ink painting in color.

The enso is one of the deepest symbols in Japanese Zen: Enso represents the void, the Tao, the infinite, simple existence, impermanence, emptiness, enlightenment and the loss of self.

The Enso is painted with watercolor on Arches hot press watercolor paper. Substrate size 12"X9"; image size 7"X7.5". Kanji character cut from art paper and adhered onto painted image.