Ensōs go round and round: Ed Baker & JB Bryan

West Texas Ensō
by JB Bryan

The Perfect Ensō
by Ed Baker

A few weeks ago I blogged the beautiful and witty ensō by Ashikaga Shizan (1859-1959)--“Eat this and drink a cup of tea.” which is in the collection of my friend Bruce Kennedy. Then, within the next several days, I received the following images from my poet and painter friends JB Bryan and Ed Baker. I’m a huge fan of both men—their work as poets and as painters. Each has found his own path through the cantankerous side of the American grain. They echo each other but they are totally different—different as Albuquerque is to Maryland. Spend some time with their work, buy their books and art, celebrate your own life.