Masouda Stelzer first came across Japanese Brush painting in 2007 in Osaka, Japan. Known as “Sumi-e”, this art form is about the “path of the black ink”. Swift and decisive strokes, paper with a memory and the balance of empty and full space constitute the basis of what is at once art and meditation. Over ten years of practice she has learned to become a keen observer and to give meticulous attention to detail. The point is to capture the essence, colouring, texture and character of the object and to be as true to nature as possible.