In this Sumie series, Akané represents the subject matter with simplicity and spontaneity. Sumie ink wash painting is a tradition in East Asia using sumi ink and brush on rice paper. For her, it is like a ceremony. The scent of sumi ink brings her to her childhood visiting her grandfather’s calligraphy studio. Emptying her mind and just letting her hand move the brush, the concentration is meditative. The way rice paper absorbs the ink, the amount of water added creates different shades, from delicate lines to expressive bold brushstrokes, there are infinite ways to express with sumi ink made simply from soot. These paintings are the result of her vision, her hand, and contingency.