Satori Art Studio begins with... awakening. For the past 11 years, I was operating under the Cloudberry Creative Studio.
What does “satori” means? Satori (悟り) is a Japanese Buddhist term for awakening, "comprehension; understanding". My logo is ensō (円相) which is a Japanese word meaning “circle” and a concept strongly associated with Zen. It symbolizes the Absolute enlightenment, strength, elegance, the Universe, and the void; it can also symbolize the Japanese aesthetic itself. As an “expression of the moment” it is often considered a form of minimalist expressionist art.
Just recently, in my neverending search of Zen in life and photography, I realized that I am looking for answers now in one of the Japanese aesthetics - Wabi-sabi (佗寂) which can be defined as the beauty of things "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete".
I am in love with minimalism and with that approach, I am preserving the silent beauty of ordinary objects; lost memories; tactile textures; ongoing dialog between city and nature, and fascinating metamorphoses through time. As things come and go, they show signs of their coming or going, and these signs are considered to be beautiful. In this, beauty is an altered state of consciousness and can be seen in the mundane and simple. The signatures of nature can be so subtle that it takes a quiet mind and a cultivated eye to discern them. Rarely composed and not digitally manipulated, the subjects of my works tells the true story.