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Marilyn Wells Art Studio

Abstract sumi e Original “Hanukkah Solomon's Temple” by Marilyn Wells

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$325.00 USD
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Abstract sumi e painting Original, Zen style, with ink wash, wet and dry brushstrokes by Marilyn Wells was inspired by Hanukkah - 1 of 2 Abstract Sumi e paintings where I celebrate the Jewish Holiday.


Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday that lasts for eight nights, usually in November or December.


Also known as the Festival of Lights or the Feast of Dedication, the holiday celebrates the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem following the Maccabean revolt against the Syrian-Greek army. Rabbinic tradition states the victorious Maccabees could only find an amount of oil to keep the commemorative Menorah lit for one night. However, the Menorah miraculously stayed lit for eight nights.

The most common tradition of Hanukkah is the lighting of a commemorative menorah. Menorahs are lit with a primary candle first, and that candle is used to light an additional candle for each night. So for the first night, the primary candle and an additional candle are lit, the second night two additional candles are lit, and so on throughout the eighth night. Candles are added to the menorah from right to left but lit each night from starting with the left-most candle.

These paintings are each unique art works. Imperfections are to be expected and are the hallmark of original art and the artist's hand, true wabi sabi. Sizes of original mulberry paper painting may vary, each approximately 14” x 18” - mat size is 18” x 22”. Each comes with its own Certificate of Authentication, packaged in a clear sleeve.

I’m happy to send more photos and details upon request. Prints also available.

I arrange special handling, packing and shipping with UPS. I can arrange with you to have framing with a UV acrylic protective cover done by my personal framer, Metropolitan Frame Company, Denver, CO for $255.00 additional. This frame is a clean, modern, charcoal black finish, my personal choice. Contact me for information. Shipping charges may increase slightly.

Read more about my work and process under About Me, bottom of the Home Page.