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OURMOTHER’SGARDEN                                                                    CatherineL. Johnson  1997

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Your sound is in the incandescent leaves at night.
I touch its song, and you, you bathe me in your glow.
The all of all, electric and silent, is beloved. 
We create the dark of night and the light of dawn.
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Catherine L. Johnson
For YOU. From ME.
16 October 2017

 

 

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OURMOTHER’SGARDEN                                                                 CatherineL. Johnson  1997

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Please note:
My entry does NOT refer to the apocalyptic wildfires in Northern California.  
The devastation of the wildfires in California is real and harrowing.
The “fire” I specify and allude to is a poetic internal metaphor
not the apocalypse,
horror and grief that those effected by the wildfires are experiencing.

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RESURRECTION/EXODUS (1 of 5 paintings)                               Catherine L. Johnson  1996

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PRIVATE RHYTHM: MYTHROATSINGING                                Catherine L. Johnson 2009

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“We are created in rhythm,
kept alive in rhythm,
evolve through rhythm.

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Tides, breath, and blood flow in rhythm.

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HEARTFIRE Triptych                                                                       Catherine L. Johnson 1998

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We are born into a universe of currents,
and

our heart is

the great conductor of the body,

orchestrating

our

flow.”

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HEARTFIRE                                                                                          Catherine L. Johnson 1999

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The legacy of the

HEART FIRE

is more than eight hundred thousand years old
—and in our modern world,
we need more than ever to consciously reconnect
to the

RADIANT FIELD

that transcends
time, space, and culture.

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The

direct awakening

of the heart
often happens when we are at a

crisis point,

when the armor of our heart

has to crack,”

writes Shiva Rea.

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“Let us return to the

POWER

and

MAGNIFICENCE

of our

HEARTS

as LIVING

FIRE,

as INTELLIGENT

ENERGY

and

as ELECTROMAGNETIC

RADIANCE,

and

as our

ILLUMINATING 

guide

toward

LOVE,

CREATIVITY,

and

deep knowing

of our

TRUE

SACRED

 NATURE.”

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In our hearts there burns a fire…
That burns all veils to their root and foundation

When those veils have been burned away
Then the heart will understand completely.
Ancient love will unfold ever-fresh forms
In the heart of the Spirit,
In the core of the heart.
– RUMI

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HEARTFIRE                                                                                          Catherine L. Johnson 1999

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YESUAWCUKNOW

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The Lydians were an ancient people who lived in what is now Turkey
during the Iron Age.
The Lydians developed a way to determine the quality of gold
with what is called a Lydian Stone
–flat pieces of basanite.

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A piece of gold would be dragged across the stone
so that it leaves a scratch mark.
The color of the mark was the objective determinate.
If it looked red, or coppery, the gold was not pure
and
was an alloy.
If the mark was bright yellow, the gold was pure.
The Lydians would make charts for color comparison.

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The purity of the gold became visible to those
who knew what to look for
and
who had the capacity to discern
what was pure gold.

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Note images above:
middle – an ancient Lydian Stone showing the mark of pure gold
top + bottom – showing the marks of gold and gold alloys on a touchstone

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RESURRECTION/EXODUS                                                          Catherine L. Johnson  1996

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TOUCHSTONE

The Lydian Stone has become known by another name:
touchstone.
You touch the gold to the stone,
and
then the value becomes apparent by its mark.

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A

touchstone

is used by contemporaneous jewelers to determine
if a gold metal is pure gold or an “illusion of purity”
which is an alloy masterfully blended
with just enough “truth” of gold
mixed with copper and other alloys
to make it appear to look like pure gold.

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The lesser qualities of gold
are mixed with copper and other alloys
to make it look like gold, without being pure gold –
that is the difference between 14 karat and 24 karat.  

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The word,

touchstone,

has evolved over the centuries,

but still

“suggests a simple test of the authenticity

or

value of something intangible.”

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The word/construct of

touchstone

is a

beautiful metaphor

to discern/align/sense intuitively/analyze
what is

truly authentic,

rare,

a sincere gold standard

in other areas of life other than gold metal:
the mark of genius in diverse fields of creative exploration;
the mark of personal character;
the mark of inspiring leadership;
the mark of an anam cara in one’s life;
the mark of a revolutionary paradigm shift;
the mark of courage
and
so forth.

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The fabricated/commercial platforms
of social media
is an alloy
and
a substitute of true intimacy.
Social media platforms
provide a stage/a theatre
to perform
“an illusion of truth” without a touchstone
to test the authenticity of its”truth-telling”

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The SONICS of TRUE GENIUS is SENSED.

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It is critical that those

anointed

with

GENIUS

step UP

and

educate/demonstrate

WHAT the sound of pure crystal IS

and

WHAT the look of pure gold IS 

and

WHAT the touch of pure love IS 

and

WHAT the taste of authenticity IS.

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INTEGRITY
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Ha!

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Above:
example of Walter Benjamin’s essay
on the

POWER

of the

ORIGINAL

and  
its craven various,
deconstructed,
decontextualized 
copies.
“ART IN THE AGE OF MECHANICAL REPRODUCTION”

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PLEASE CLICK ON THE PAINTINGS TO ENLARGE AND FOR DETAIL.

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THE ORIGINAL PAINTINGS ARE FROM:
THE HUMANITY PORTFOLIO 2013  
+
ICANFEELYOUR series 2015
+
GRACE series 2017.

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FRESHDRIEDBLOODIAMHUMAN                                               Catherine L. Johnson 2013

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SIX

STEPS/PRACTICES

to MAKE America

more

CIVIL

AGAIN

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Rising hostility among competing political factions has spread to the general public in ways that will limit the success of any program arising from any political persuasion. 
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EXODUSIAMFREEATLASTIAINTGOINGBACK                        Catherine L. Johnson 2013

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ICANFEELYOUR  triptych                                                           Catherine L. Johnson 2015

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GRACE #1                                                                                           Catherine L. Johnson  2017

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Souls are STUNNED

by the absence

of humanity

and

civility.

We are cheated and deceived by the fraudulent,  false FB/Twitter lives
that people create for their “audience”.

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Showing UP with empathy
and
awareness

IS

living
an authentic and bountiful real life.

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Yes, it is a risk to enter the realm of living – the uncertainties of the unknown!
Yet, one ONLY blooooms by loving and being loved with integrity.
Oh, the adventure of LIVING
is to BECOME/ WELCOME
ALL the things YOU are!
LIFE can breathe and RISE with the LIGHTHOPE of civility.

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SERENITY PRAYER

 

Catherine L. Johnson
1 October 2017

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21 September 2017

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AN

ELEGANT

LUMINOUS

ONE NIGHT EVENT

AN

INTIMATE

VISUAL

CONCERT

A

PRIVATE

ART

EXHIBITION

AN OFFERING

AN

UNPRECEDENTED

EVENT

HOSTED

BY

CULTURAL INVESTORS

AN

UNREPEATABLE 

EXQUISITE 

EVENING

OF

GRACE

LIGHT

RADICAL

HOPE

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CATHERINE L. JOHNSON / ARTIST

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CATHERINE L. JOHNSON / ARTIST / PRIVATE ART EXHIBITION / 21 SEPTEMBER 

 

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MY RRRRRRRROARING

GRATITUDE
TO MY

AMAZING GRACE BAND

OF
SYNERGISTIC  COLLABORATIVE IMPROVISATIONAL
AND
DEDICATED INTEGRITY:

MARY  BRIAN  PETER  DEANDRA  DREW

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SPECIAL THANK YOU TO:
STEPH  CARRIE  BOB  SHERRIE  ANTHONY  MICHELE  JIM               
BOB  SHARON  JOEL  MELISSA  CHRISTA  LEO  JUSTIN  NICK  JASPAR

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LIVING THE anam cara LOVE OF INTEGRITY IS the Morning GLORY

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The Meaning of Anam Cara:
Anam Cara means “Soul Friend.” Anam is the Gaelic word for soul and Cara is the word for friend. In Celtic tradition, an Anam Cara is a teacher, companion or spiritual guide. With the Anam Cara you can share your innermost self to reveal the hidden intimacies of your life, your mind and your heart. This friendship cuts across all convention to create an act of recognition and belonging that joins souls in an ancient and eternal way.
In everyone’s life, there is a great need for an Anam Cara, a soul friend. In this relationship, you are understood as you are, without mask or pretention. When you are understood, you are at home.
Love is the threshold where the divine and human ebb and flow, one into the other. Love is the most real and creative form of human presence. An expression of human consciousness, this love includes a depth of awareness and reverence for presence.
Where consciousness is dulled, distant or blind, the presence grows faint and vanishes. Therefore awareness which brings integration and healing, is one of the greatest gifts of this friendship. As a result, you look, and see, and understand differently. You refine your sensibility and transform your way of being in the world.

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The Anam Cara

is a LOVED one

who AWAKENS 

YOUR life

in order to FREE

the WILD possibilities

within YOU!!!!!

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A DIVINE GIFT OF WONDER + AWE.
UNPLANNED.
NOT FORCED.
CELEBRATING + UPHOLDING ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE. 

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LUMINOUS ART ARM! PROSTHETIC/FUSED JOINTS + MY CHANNEL OF THE DIVINE.

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WIRRRRRK PANTS. JUNE 2017.

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WIRRRRRK PANTS. AUGUST 2017.

 

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HERHYMNS:BE BRAVE                                                                   Catherine L. Johnson  2013

 

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 MARY + BRIAN, THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU ARE + UPHOLDING MY ART – MY BREATH +WING.

 

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ST. PAUL MAGAZINE

OCTOBER 2015

Features a profile on my art and life.

http://saintpaulmag.com/gallery-lowertown-artists
http://www.artspace.org/news/gallery-lowertown-artists

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Dr. Mark B. Coventry

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GRACE #7                                                                                           Catherine L. Johnson   2017

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IPROMISETOTELL                                                                                 Catherine L. Johnson  2015

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