Suminagashi in the Park

Suminagashi in the Park will be up at the Railyard Park this Saturday! Come say hi. Here is a copy of the letter we sent to the participants–
Thanks to all the workshop participants who created suminagashi and poetry in the Railyard.

The pieces will be hanging in the park—informal opening Sat Sept 8, 3-5 pm.

We will be sitting outside the community classroom to say hi and direct you. We have woven together your words to make a long communal poem. You might not be able to identify your exact words or suminagashi but you are indeed part of the spirit of this mosaic. It is all of us together.

To find the installation:

At the community classroom face south, (your back to Paseo de Peralta). Walk towards the rainbow compass sculpture. Look for a group of evergreens. Discover our art and poetry!

It will be up for a month, so come by at your convenience. Bring your friends and enjoy a stroll!

We’ll be in touch if anything changes.

Miriam Sagan

Isabel Winson-Sagan

Vibrant pink marbled paper with text
Suminagashi in the Park

All Sumi, All the Time

Thank you so much to everyone who came out for the workshop today! We had a wonderful time. If you’d like to be added to our e-mail list so you don’t miss future events, let me know. And if you missed the workshop today, there will be another one on Tuesday, August 14th at 5pm at Zephyr Community Art Studio, which will be part of an opening for the show “Water Sound: Suminagashi at Zephyr.” E-mail me at ws.isabel@yahoo.com if you are thinking about attending!

Yellow and black suminagashi drying on a park bench

“Water Sound”- Upcoming Show at Zephyr

I’ve got a show coming up at a local diy venue in Santa Fe, Zephyr! There will be an opening & a suminagashi workshop as well. Not all of the pieces I’m posting here will be there, but these are all large works (22″x30″) and most of them will be for sale. The show will also feature a few other, smaller pieces.

古池
蛙飛び込む
水の音

Ah! The ancient pond
As a frog takes the plunge
Sound of the water
-Basho


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Suminagashi in the Park

Come Join Us For A Unique and FREE Experience Combining Poetry & Suminagashi!
Miriam Sagan & Isabel Winson-Sagan, the creative team Maternal Mitochondria, will be building an art and poetry geocache pathway in Santa Fe’s Railyard Park this summer.
And we want you to help create it.

A FREE WORKSHOP:

When: August 11
Where: Community Room in The Railyard
Time: 1-4
To register: write msagan1035@aol.com with your phone number & email. We will have directions etc.
Limited to 15-20 participants
Priority will be given to kids under 18, and anyone accompanying them.

The workshop will teach each participant to create suminagashi, Japanese inspired marbling, on paper. We will work with low impact materials—water trays and ink.
We will also create poetry based on “weathergrams”—short poems about the environment and our inner selves.

Once the workshop is over, Miriam and Isabel will curate the show. We will combine suminagashi and text, and install it in hidden but findable locations in the Railyard Park. The pathway will be geocached, and locatable by GPS. We will also have maps. The work will be presented anonymously—and the paper and text may have two different authors. All participants will be listed and thanked as part of the pathway, and on our website: https://maternalmitochondria.com/

There will be an informal opening in mid-September. We’ll tell you when it is up, and you can walk it and share it with your friends. It’s a magical way to respond to a special spot in our city of Santa Fe.
We look forward to working with you!

Suminagashi print, with blue and yellow and green ink

Sumi-A-Day

https://sumi-a-day.tumblr.com/

The Sumi-A-Day Tumblr is an ongoing art project by artist collective Maternal Mitochondria. Every day, a new piece of suminagashi! Suminagashi is a Japanese printing technique that creates unique monotype prints using ink and water. Maternal Mitochondria uses both traditional and modern materials and techniques. Suminagashi is related to Western marbling and Ebru techniques, but brings it’s own artistic merits to the table. Click on the link above or on the Tumblr icon in the social media menu to see some beautiful, one of a kind pieces of art.

 

Pink and yellow suminagashi print.