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 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 […]

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 […]

“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 –  […]

“Divine Feminine – Sumi Sculpture” introduces my black, Neolithic inspired figures, small sculptures which I call Sumi, as they are black as ink. Welcome to my new-found world of creating Divine Feminine, small, clay figure sculptures. I’m fortunate to be able to do clay work at the studio of Mary Mackey at Urban Mud in […]

The moon like a pallid ember – my abstract sumi e here today, I see as Hope. “The moon like a pallid ember began to go out in the banks of fog…” – Antoine de Saint Exupéry “ Wind, Sand & Stars” 1855S I see the moon as hope. It’s for us to not let […]

“Between Us”, my abstract sumi e, holds expressive elements of the beauty of the invisible world. “The space between us pregnant with unknown possibility…” -Unknown 1861S This painting is, of course, about love, but It is also about the space between any of us, or between us and the Invisible, at any given time that […]

“Dive deeper” exploration in abstract Sumi e – and diving deeper into the Light… You have been walking on the ocean’s edge, holding up your robes to keep them dry. You must dive deeper under, a thousand times deeper. -Rumi “Beyond Love Stories” 1851S This painting is available as the Original and as Prints in […]

Abstract sumi e, “Wild Flowers May Grow” from a poem by Rumi. Very little grows on jagged rock. Be ground. Be crumpled so wild flowers will come up where you are. – “Surrender” Rumi 1903S We want to learn how to leave off being so rigid, so sure of our opinions. Humility and an open […]

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Marilyn Wells - Fine Artist