“Let Something New Happen” by Marilyn Wells Abstract sumi e Original
Abstract sumi e painting Original, Zen style, with ink wash, wet and dry brushstrokes by Marilyn Wells was inspired by
“Let something new happen.
Allow emptiness to define form.”
- Rumi 1911S “Lessons from the Garden”
This is one of my very favorites, from the simplicity of the open space, the structure, as well as the beauty of the Rumi verse I was reading and which inspired my painting this.
On watercolor paper, mounted on a wood fiber veneer board, the black is very intense.
I am reminded of a quote from my Zen monk teacher, "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 itself together thanks to the freedom Void. Our minds are Buddha-void Art pieces."
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 paper painting may vary; this one is 14” x 18”. On board, 16" x 20", which can be adjusted to selected frame.
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.
I’m happy to send more photos and details upon request.
Prints also available.
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