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Ensō

In Zen, ensō (円相, “circular form”) is a circle that is hand-drawn in one or two uninhibited brushstrokes to express a moment when the mind is free to let the body create. This project tries to replicate the form with a single movement of a deterministic ‘brush’ loaded with ‘ink.’

Example of Features / Traits

Feature (possibilities) This image’s (->) values
paper-color 6 1
paper-texture 5 0
brush-size 6 11
bristle-density 7 6
soak 5 1
rotation 8 45
path-size 3 1
shape 2 oval
skew 7 -2
direction 2 1