Water Sound: Free Workshop And Art Opening

There will be a FREE workshop on August 14th at Zephyr Community Art Studio to accompany the art opening for “Water Sound: Suminagashi at Zephyr” (the workshop is reservation only, art reception is open to the public). Come at 5 for the workshop, stay for the reception, and at 7pm catch a live show! Youth and Canvas (ATX) will be playing. To reserve your spot in the workshop, e-mail ws.isabel@yahoo.com. Or if you want to check out the show, the art will be up until the first week of September.

The address is 1520 Center Dr, # 2
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507. If you have any accessibility issues, please let us know so we can work to accommodate you.

Suminagashi is traditional Japanese marbling. The effect is beautiful, but it is also a meditative practice to quiet and focus the mind. It is composed by allowing a basin of water to still, and then adding ink to the water. The ink can be traditional black calligraphy ink, or more modern colored ones, including acrylic. The pattern is composed by adding drops of ink within each other. As they expand, they create the traditional fractal look of mountains and rivers, or coastlines. The pattern can then by manipulated by blowing on it, using a brush, or even a hair to gently move it. It is said that a master of suminagashi has only two percent control of the outcome.

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

*this is an all ages event. Infants are welcome but only older children will actually be able to participate.

Free Show Tonight!

Come join us tonight at Zephyr Community Art Studio to check out the 4th episode of Plus One To Mischief’s liveplay RPG! This is Santa Fe’s finest (and only) experimental theater role playing game. Plus, you can check out my suminagashi prints while you’re there! Show starts at 7pm,and of course it’s FREE!

Suminagashi print, blue and pink and yellow
Part of the show “Water Sound” at Zephyr Community Art Studio, 22″x30″

“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

Santa Fe Japan Festival

Ever wondered what suminagashi actually is, or how to make one for yourself? Maternal Mitochondria (Isabel W.S. and Miriam Sagan) will be doing a hands-on demonstration this Saturday at the Japan Festival from 11am-3pm! Come and say hi, draw some sumi, all while eating delicious takoyaki. The festival is at the Convention Center and admission is $5 for adults, free for children under 12. The festival itself runs from 9:30am-5pm. See you there!

 

sumi
black and orange sumi print

Celtic Rose Carving

At the risk of spamming y’all with pictures of this carving, I won an award for it at SFCC! And it will be up in their gallery space for the rest of the summer. I’m super happy and grateful to the woodworking department for nominating me! It’s a great show, hope everyone gets a chance to see it.

Celtic Rose Woodcarving
Celtic Rose Carving