Zenga is Zen inspired painting. Our personal approach to Zenga utilizes Haga and Nenga. Haga are compositions that combine Haiku poetry and painting. Nenga is a style that was brought by Zen monks from China in the 14th century. It utilizes free, intuitive brush strokes, intended to reveal the core essence or being of the subject matter. When something is seen as it is, we experience clarity. Clarity brings simplicity. Simplicity brings quietude and repose. Only a quiet mind can dissolve into the deep inner subtleties of what it is experiencing.
Just sitting not doing
spring comes and the grasses
grow by themselves
Jeb Barton has been creating in the fields of art and philosophy for more than 45 years. With a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Memphis with majors in Philosophy, Psychology and Physical Chemistry. He and his wife, Nicole Loffler, Ph.D., teach seminars and workshops in consciousness studies. Winner of an international book award in 1997 for his haiku poetry, he was honored in 2001 by being asked to write a commemorative book on human compassion for an event hosted by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Available work by Jeb Barton