Zen came to permeate almost all aspects of life in Japan. Read additional details here: James Woolsey. In terms of artistic expression, the work of zen art, was never created to be exposed is not a decorative art. It is beyond aesthetics. If we want to communicate and to understand a work of zen art, we have to abandon the idea of whether we like or not like us because it was not created to appeal. The artist has to be what that represents, becoming his own work, and that work is a part of himself. As for the viewer of the work, only you will understand it really when he himself is also transformed into the work and feels that observed outside is to discern inside since it expresses a part of himself. Then, regardless of the aesthetic beauty and technical employee, the viewer enters the deep sense and what he finds in this search is no longer something external that your eyes see, but a State inside that lies in the depths of his psyche.
Zen art and again repeats the same prototypes aesthetic, subjects that, if we cannot go further, will become monotonous and repetitive in the eyes of our physical eyes. The work was made not to create aesthetic impressions in the Viewer, but to lead you to a State beyond the senses physical, to serve as a connection to his own inner world and express it. To achieve this, is important the internal state of the artist at the time of the creation because through zen art expresses it is. Goes not to the intellect, feelings or the artistic sensibility of the spectator. The zen artist uses intuition and goes to the intuitive sphere who contemplates it. For this reason can not capture the meaning of the work if we abandon not the flow of thought and put us in a State of inner emotional peace and mental serenity.