The Zen arts and design leverages some unique elements that are usually considered negative or detrimental to make our lives better, such as less, small and old. It became possible by flipping the perspective and embracing the “negative” things as part of the natural cycle that makes this world whole.
Based on the concept of “kuu” (meaning “emptiness”, “void” or “sky”), the core tenet of Buddhism, Zen captured and crystallized unexpected side of natural beauty by stripping off all excess frills and leaving essential elements only.
The ultimate minimalism of Zen art is still powerful and effective today in order for us to pursue profound beauty, happiness and the sense of fulfillment. Find the power of “zero.”