Happy Hanukkah – 2 Abstract Sumi e paintings where I celebrate the Jewish Holiday underway… I painted two sumi e to celebrate Hanukkah, the Jewish holiday that lasts for eight nights, usually in November or December. This year, 2021, it began at sundown on Sunday, Nov. 28, and ends Monday, Dec. 6. I love stories […]

Sumi sculpture by Marilyn is Neolithic inspired and is being well received by everyone who lays eyes on these. Sumi e Sculpture, Zen style, fired-clay with black glaze, of the “Sacred Feminine” series by Marilyn Wells, inspired by Neolithic hand carvings. I call this Sumi e, as it is black as ink. Nothing is more […]

Sumi e Sculpture by Marilyn Wells Showing Soon – Urban Mud is hosting a Members Only Art Show November 19 at Urban Mud, 530 Santa Fe Dr. from 5:30 to 9 PM Look for me in the Hallway Shelves with my black “Sacred Feminine” figures. Zen style, fired-clay original with black glaze, of the “Sacred […]

Abstract sumi e painting, Zen Haiga style, with ink wash and both wet and dry brushstroke work by Marilyn Wells was inspired by “As usual, when angels gather, They draw a following of devils: gangsters, ganefs, and hard-luck women.” _Michael Chabon “The Yiddish Policeman’s Union” 1880S This quote struck me as both very likely true […]

This sumi e painting in oil, “Raven”, is the beginning of a new series of explorations. “The real cohesion  of a sumi-e art piece is defined by void (white spaces). It constitutes the invisible ch’i that enhances its parts. Void, in our mind, is the freedom between thought and thought. Similarly a Zen mind holds […]

Sumi e abstract painting “Sound of Breezes”. And what is mind and how is it recognized? What is Mind? “And what is mind And how is it recognized? It is clearly drawn in sumi ink, the sound of breezes drifting through pine.” -Ikkyū Sōjun 1875S This Sumi e abstract painting “Sound of Breezes” and the […]

My latest Sumi e Painting, “My Blossoming Heart”, is a favorite because I feel it in my heart and soul. “True, I may appear unkempt like a rotting tree, jetsam and flotsam, but on the right occasion this old heart can still blossom.” The Monk Kengú 1874S Sumi e – “The Space Between Us” The […]

New Sumi Sculpture to share with you and news on the recent Workshop, Ink and Joy, at Foothills Art Center. You can find a video of this on my Instagram.  You can see another of these in my recent blog post  where I write about “Sacred Feminine – Sumi Sculpture”. This is where I introduce my […]

“Pure Contradiction” – Rilke and Sumi e. This poem mystified me a long time. It is a 2nd version of my last IG post. I searched for uncovered meanings of this poem. “Rose – oh pure contradiction, joy Of being No-one’s sleep under so many lids.” -Rilke 1871S – 2 UPCOMING SUMI E WORKSHOP –  […]

Sumi e “Suddenly” and an upcoming workshop. This painting is a mystery – maybe all my abstract sumi e are. Everyone will see something different and every different view is equally valid. “You Are the stillness of snow I enter suddenly…” -Unknown 1870S I have always been mystified by this painting, and I love it. […]

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