The Art of Suminagashi Inspired Ink Marbling

| May 28 | 10:00 – 12:00 |
A workshop showcasing the art of ink marbling and it’s relation to mindfulness and ecological culture.

In this workshop we will practice ink marbling inspired by Suminagashi.

 Suminagashi (墨 流 し) or “floating ink” is a form of ink marbling that originated from 12th Century Japan. This workshop will use this process to turn plain paper into something abstract and unique.

Participants will learn the brief history of Suminagashi. Suminagashi was traditionally used in the past by Shinto priests and Buddhist monks to commune with nature as a meditative practice. The philosophical practice of Suminagashi is a mindful practice that focuses on being present, embracing imperfections and finding beauty in impermanence.

Using the practice of working with water, this workshop will teach how it can explore our connections with the local ecological culture of Malmö and how it can relate to its bodies of water.

The Art of Suminagashi Inspired Ink Marbling 

Selwyn Mao