08 January 2009

(from greek mythology meaning 'tail-devouring snake')

it is an ancient symbol depicting a snake swallowing its tail and forming a circle. it represents cyclicality, and is used to represent the idea of something that is constantly re-creating itself.

i found this extremely interesting as this idea, this theme of the circle and recreation, is strongly associated with zen buddhism. in buddhism the symbol is called enso, the japanese word for circle. this symbol is strongly tied with japanese calligraphy and represents enlightenment,
strength, elegance, the universe, and the void.

everythings connected.