The studio space was offered as a fully functioning zendo or meditation hall from 2010-2014. In 2015 activities of the zendo were suspended so that Myō Ōn could do further intensive training with the One Drop Zendo Community of Shodo Harada Roshi - until 2019. Currently Myō Ōn is a full time participant with Joshu Sasaki Roshi's Sangha. Please take a closer look at www.mbzc.org, www.rinzaiji.org
www.onedropzen.org websites for more information.
The art works and books are often made in response to Zen Koans, Haiku and other prose or poems.
The work often begins as a series of monotypes and zenga or zen paintings using sumie ink and xuan paper.
These often lead to the larger paintings on canvas.
for paintings go menu above PAINT
for works on paper go to INK
examples of several 55" x 27" sumie ink paintings on Xuan paper after Jakuchu Ito
NO THINKING NOTEBOOK
Book for the Practice of Wu Wei
The notebook is made spontaneously without thought from the unused papers left after a series of larger art works has been completed.
The art works and books are typically made in response to Zen Koans, Haiku and other prose or poems.
The artist zen monk Susan Myō Ōn Linnell offers these notebooks in hopes that the freedom, spontaneity and openness of wu wei will be contagious so that the blank pages and empty spaces in each book will prompt a collaborative, free, and harmonious response. Please use them freely for all kinds of wandering and play. Go to menu above: BOOKS
book/from work on the poem of zen teacher Laywoman Chen who lived in 12th Century China
The books typically fit into an envelope
for Turtle Island Today
A Study Guide for Zen in the Americas
Zen buddhism is arriving in the western hemisphere. The classic teaching device “The Ten Oxherding Pictures” created in the 12th century in china by Kaku-an has guided thousands upon thousands of Zen students in the East. The oxherding metaphor was first used by the Buddha.
The offering of this new set of simple drawings is intended to distill and reduce the elements of the original guide to the deepest heart of human experience. They are offered for the contemporary Zen practitioner on the way to a culture, race, and gender free state. The awakened state of true love.
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public art mosaics:
The artist worked with hundreds of school children and community organizers in Albuquerque and nearby Native American Pueblo nations to produce two very large public art mosaic works.
Since the 1980's and 1990's the artist Susan Linnell's work has been exhibited in and collected by all of New Mexico's museums. Her works were also acquired by major national collections and has been exhibited at both the Chicago and Los Angeles Art Fairs. Go to menu above: HISTORY
mosaic detail of 360' public art project working in collaboration with children from Albuquerque and 5 neighboring Pueblo Indian Nations
mosaic detail of 6 block long public art project working in collaboration with children and landscape designers
89" x55" x10" mixed media painting
88" x 90" x10" mixed media painting
Tamarind Institute '91: 5 color lithograph / collaborating printer Ko Muto
27" x 36" lightening strike charcoal drawing on Arches
89" x 55" x10" mixed media