Original “By the Laws of Man” abstract sumi e by Marilyn Wells
Marilyn Wells Art Studio

Original “By the Laws of Man” abstract sumi e by Marilyn Wells

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To read the poem this painting was inspired by, see below, by Mary Oliver…

…by the laws

  of their faith, not logic,

    they opened their wings

      softly and stepped

        Over every dark thing.

  - M.O. “Egrets” 1850S

Mary Oliver tells in eloquent poetry of going down to the water’s edge of a pond, bruised and bleeding from scratches and mosquitos, looking across the empty water, which suddenly wrinkles into life as three egrets “a shower of white fire!” moves out. “Even half-asleep, they have such faith in the world that has made them — tilting through the water, unruffled, sure, by the laws of their faith not logic, they opened their wings softly and stepped over every dark thing.”

I do this too, and so can you. 

These paintings are each unique art works. Imperfections are to be expected and are the hallmark of original art and the artist's hand. 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.

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