Suminagashi

 I discovered the simple magic of Suminagashi at Penland in 2012. This artform became an antidote to the precision and technicality of letterpress printing. The practice merges my affinity for Japanese craft while embracing spontaneity and naturalness.   Suminagashi is the Japanese art of marbelizing paper or fabric.  Pattern is achieved by floating inks suspended on the surface tension of water. The brushes that I use to make the silks and papers were purchased during a recent trip to Japan at  Pigment in Tokyo. 

@2020 Erika Ebert

Always keep your mind as bright and clear as the vast sky, the highest peak and the deepest ocean, empty of all limiting thoughts.

- Morihei Ueshiba

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@2020 Erika Ebert

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