Thursday, December 08, 2005

Beginner's Mind ~ Denotation / Connotation


Here are two forms of perfection in a artwork entitled “beginners mind”. The first being the Buddhist Calligraphic circle called Enso in Japan and Ilwonsang in Korea. A perfect example of circular perfection expressed as connotation … and printed on top of that, we have the mathematical equation for a circle: x^2 + y^2 = r^2 … which is a perfect example of circular perfection expressed as denotation.

link to Enso:
http://www.byzant.com/symbols/enso.asp
link to equation of a circle: (my example h and k are valued at zero)
http://www.analyzemath.com/CircleEq/Tutorials.html

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