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Sculpture by Marilyn – Neolithic inspired – Painting Workshop

Sumi sculpture by Marilyn is Neolithic inspired and is being well received by everyone who lays eyes on these.

Sumi Sculptures by Marilyn, “Temple Guardians” and “Goddess 1”

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 pure than the ancient Neolithic figures unearthed, housed now in museums, unsigned by forgotten artists. I find a heart connection with each artist whose work I am drawn to. I feel like we are touching hands across the centuries.

Life may not be a straight timeline. I am more inclined to believe God’s world is a circle, as the ancient Celts believed, according to John O’Donohue. I am closing the circle of time by coming back and joining hands with creators from these ancient, prehistoric times.

High fired clay ceramics, glazed in black.  Each piece is signed and marked by the artist. mounted on gently finished rose quartz stone, by sculptor on Instagram @wooldridgecharles.

Sumi sculpture by Marilyn – Neolithic inspired on display this November

These will be on display November 19 @UrbanMudGallery , 530 Santa Fe Dr. from 5:30 to 9 PM. Look for me in the Hallway Gallery.

“Temple Guardians” is 13″ high by approximately 14″ wide across at widest point and 6″ deep. $845.00

“Goddess 1″ is 9” high by approximately 11” across at widest point and 4.5” deep. $435.00

workshop coming in november

Also coming on November 20 2021, FOOTHILLS ART CENTER, Golden on Instagram @foothillsartcenter.
“INK & JOY WITH NATURE” – Subjects demonstrated will be: Tree Trunks, 4 Basic Trees, Basic Rock Forms, Weeds and Simple Leaves. Incorporated with abstract sumi e in the style of the ancient Haiga, painting with poetry, from Japanese Zen Buddhism primarily. See to sign up for class.


  1. Kathy Friesen says:

    The November class on trees…sounds great! I’ve always loved sketching trees. I won’t be able to travel, however. Have a great time as you teaching sketch together!

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