"Everything is Within" Zen Abstract Sumi e Original Painting by Marilyn Wells
Abstract sumi e Zen painting Original, with ink wash, wet and dry brushstrokes by Marilyn Wells was inspired by
The darkest secret, the spirit by itself illumines,
Gaze into the emptiness, to the ends of the earth…
You’re alone, with all within
-Han Shan 1918S
"Han Shan, the Master of Cold Mountain, and his friend Shi-te, lived in the late-eighth to early-ninth century AD, in the sacred T’ien-t’ai Mountains of Chekiang Province, south of the bay of Hangchow. The two laughing friends, holding hands, come and go, but mostly go, dashing into the wild, careless of others’ reality, secure in their own. As Han-shan himself says, his Zen is not in the poems. Zen is in the mind."
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.
If you select the Framed Option, the frame is a clean, modern, charcoal black finish, my personal choice, with a UV acrylic protective cover.
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Prints also available. Contact me.
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