Janine Ibbotson

Zen Enso Circle Art and Practice Blog

Blog about the art and practice of drawing the Zen Enso Circle.



Mounting Enso Art

Drying art on plexiglass mounting boards

Drying art on plexiglass mounting boards

When I draw the enso on rice paper, the paper often gets waves in it as the wet ink dries. While that is a natural look, I most appreciate art that is flat and mounted which gives it a finished and polished look.

Last year, I reached a snag point in my production process. All the mounting methods that I was trying were not working consistently with the quality of results that elevated the art. I felt that I had to stop until I could figure things out.

Fortunately I was connected to a person who is an expert in working with Japanese rice paper. Following her guidance and the advice of Henry Li, I am very happy to report that I am able to consistently mount my art in a way which beautifully enhances the art. The plexiglass mounting boards were an interim step in my learning process. I now mount the art on wood boards…more about that later.