The Year of the Monkey
These three examples of modern sumi-e and calligraphy were created in response to a celebration of the Year of the Monkey. The “Monkey” sumi-e painting was painted by Ariel in a style similar to the Chinese child prodigy, Yani. Next to the sumi-e painting is Ariel’s Seal Script expression of the Year of the Monkey written with a very large brush with black ink on traditional red ‘new year’ paper. The last calligraphy is “Everything Monkey” by Val. The character for monkey is surrounded by an enso, the all inclusive circle expression for oneness and/or everything.