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Ensō #231

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In Zen, ensō is a symbol that represents elegance and enlightenment. It is typically painted by hand in an uninhibited way, allowing for unexpected and beautiful results. Inspired by sumi-e (ink wash painting), this project mimics the practice of painting an ensō in ink by utilizing p5.js. Each generated image uses values from a unique transaction hash to determine paper, brush, ink, the quantity of ink held by each bristle, how quickly the ink flows, and more—all with the goal of creating a simple yet serendipitous painting.

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Matto - Shinkai (he/him) is a Buddhist artist, activist, collector, developer, educator, filmmaker, game designer, novelist, and poet. His art has always focused on human elements, either through movement, form, or action. He is an advocate for compassionate living, LGBT rights, equality for all, and environmental protection. Matto - Shinkai lives in North Carolina with his two partners and their dogs. Tintype portrait by Will Harlan Campbell.

Algorithmic edition of 1000

Mar 22, 2021, 3:01 PM UTC

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