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Marilyn Wells Art Studio

“Night Thoughts While Traveling “Sumi e abstract original by Marilyn Wells. Ink on Paper

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“Night Thoughts While Traveling”

Thin grass bends on the breezy shore,

and the tall mast seems lonely in my boat.

Stars fall, low across the wide plain,

and the moon is tossed by the Yangtze.

What is fame and literary status?

The old and infirm should leave office.

Adrift, drifting: what islet for the lone gull

adrift between earth and heaven.

     -Tu Fu 712-770 - 2138S

Have you ever been in a place like this? In your most quiet of early morning hours, or on the water?

Chinese poet Tu Fu (712-770) is considered one of the greatest writers of the Tang period.

This original is unmounted. Zen Masters actually prefer leaving the paper wrinkled and with rough edges, just as it leaves the hand of the artist, so I am offering these in my Store as well as other mounted paintings. No prints are available on these.

Being unmounted, I am able to offer it to you at a lower price. It ships in a round carton

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”. Each comes with its own Certificate of Authentication.

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

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