studio: 

 

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.

series/monotypes:

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

     

       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

 

                           

 

 

books:

 

 

 

                TEN NEW

 OXHERDING PICTURES

    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.  

earlier 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

"Silent Partners"

Tamarind Institute '91: 5 color lithograph / collaborating printer Ko Muto