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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Abstract Sumi e – Find heart and soul and the infinite resource within. We need to spend some time together discovering and exploring the Essence of Spirit. It is here, now, every moment. No need to move from where you are. My God You surprise me “being right in my middle…” -unknown source – 1832S […]

Paint abstract sumi e from your heart. Find joy through Beholding, Knowing You Are Held, and Releasing the Chi Energy of that so it can grow and expand is the theme of my workshops. A new one is scheduled for August 15, 2020. “When you see a pearl on the bottom, you reach through the […]

Happening Soon – Live workshop – August 15, 2020, 10-2:30 p.m. Foothills Art Center in Golden, CO. “Ink and Joy – Sumi e From the Heart” “Who would have thought my shriveled heart Could have recovered greenness? It was gone          Quite underground; as flowers depart To see their mother-root, when they have blown,                       Where […]

This workshop may have to be virtual for now, but the experience will be actual and very real as a felt body experience when you intentionally engage in the practice of Beholding, Knowing You Are Held, and then Releasing the Chi or Energy of that back into the Infinite, into the Light. Early one morning, […]

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