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Mother’s Water Writing: A                                                             Catherine L. Johnson  2019

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‘Mother’s Water Writing: A’

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Catherine L. Johnson

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2019

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Improvisational drawing.

Measurements: 25″ H x 19″ W
HB graphite pencil and eraser on 100% rag paper.

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Two drawings / performances
of my hand’s continuous motion.

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The first drawing is performed
and
then erased to create
dimension, depth and volume.
The second drawing glides / performing
over the pentimento of the initial drawing
akin to
over-dubbing in sonic / music production.

 

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NOTE: last sentence! Ha!

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The Palmer Method of penmanship instruction
was developed and promoted by Austin Palmer
in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
It was largely created as a simplified style of the “Spencerian Method”,
which had been the major standardized system
of handwriting since the 1840s.
The Palmer Method soon became the most popular
handwriting system in the United States.
Under the method,
students were taught to adopt a uniform system
of cursive writing with rhythmic motions.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palmer_Method

 

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My Mother and Daddy
were taught
The Palmer Method of Handwriting.

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I would often receive postcards from them
while I was hospitalized
for the extent of my childhood.

I longed, longed, longed

for their touch,
the sound of their voices,
their scent

for their actual presence.

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I could not read.
The nurses would bring the postcards to my bed.
I could not read.
I would look at the color of my Mother’s and Daddy’s ink.
  My Mother’s ink was a blue sky color
and
my Daddy’s was a deep sea navy blue.

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I could not read.
I looked at the rhythm of the blue ink of their handwriting
– their voices that I could ‘listen’ to.
Their handwriting were like waves of water with a rhythmic beat.
I could not read.

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I listened to my Mother’s and Daddy’s handwriting
as songs,

  – rhythms –

as lullabies,
soothing me
and
telling me
they loved me
and
missed me
and
longed to hold me
and
longed to kiss me.

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I could hear their music for me

in the rhythm of their handwriting.

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Music.

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The key
to enter my sphere / my inner sanctum/ my sanctuary: 
practice a rhythm of positive offerings, encounters and experiences.

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rhythm

[ rithuhm ]
noun

Please click on image to enlarge and for detail.

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Kindness is a revelation and a revolutionary action

– a powerful constant practice which changes lives.

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18 August 2019

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18 August 2015

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https://catherineljohnson.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/moving-grace_rhythm.jpg

HIP + HAND + HEART

Please click on link:

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/hip-hand-heart/

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neon sign that says "Change"

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YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!

BLOOOMresUrgence!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Please click on the links below:
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2019/08/03/872-black-ice-beatify-2019-catherine-l-johnson-consecration-1980-bill-evans-trio-bill-evans-piano-marc-johnson-bass-joe-labarbera-drums/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2019/07/18/870-black-ice-silently-2019-catherine-l-johnson-piece-peace-1958-bill-evans-gambre-1991-anthony-cox-billy-higgins/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2019/06/21/866-black-ice-quiet-2019-catherine-l-johnson-raf-k9-jaspar-obi-aka-dunkirk-beethovens-opus-132-quartetto-italiano-anthony-cox-billy-higgins/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2019/06/30/867-black-ice-tenderly-2019-catherine-l-johnson-prana-qi-vijnana-joie-de-vivre-tenderly-bill-evans-tony-scott/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2019/07/13/869-black-ice-sweetly-2019-catherine-l-johnson-blinded-by-your-grace-2017-stormzy/

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‘BLACK ICE: LILTING’

Catherine L. Johnson 
2019

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lilt

rhythmic swing or cadence.
a lilting song or tune.

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whisper / whispers / whispering

listen

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NOTE:
each work of the BLACK ICE series
oscillates / dances / shifts / reveals
constantly
in relation to
 the specific light source – from ambient to direct
to the light’s positioning –  the actual angle 
and
to the movement of the viewer.

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All of my work refuses/denies the camera’s eye.

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The revelation, the experience,
occurs with an actual encounter – presence.

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The beauty of one’s beloved is
the improvisational/sacred listening
of/ for/ to/ with
the beloved.

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PLEASE CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO ENLARGE + FOR DETAIL

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intimate
listening/attending with an open heart and with the open palms of one’s hands —

listen to the light

reverence

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IMPROVISATIONAL / FREE HAND DRAWING / NO ERASURES
SPHERES:  layers/sounds of two separate iridescent gold pencils
DRAWN ON BLACK HEAVYWEIGHT MATTE PAPER
Measurements: 10” H x 6.5” W

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On March 19, 1965,
the Bill Evans Trio stopped by the BBC studios in London
to play a pair of sets on Jazz 625,
the now-legendary program hosted by the British trumpeter
Humphrey Lyttelton.

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The combo featured:
Bill Evans on piano,
Chuck Israels on bass
and
Larry Bunker on drums.

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The trio played two 35 minute sets,
including most of the songs from their just-completed album, Trio ’65.
Set One:
“Five,” by Bill Evans
“Elsa,” by Earl Zindars
“Summertime,” by George Gershwin
“Come Rain or Come Shine,” by Harold Arlen
“My Foolish Heart,” by Victor Young
“Re: Person I Knew,” by Bill Evans
“Israel,” by Johnny Carisi
“Five,” by Bill Evans (reprise)

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Set Two:
“Five,” by Bill Evans
“How My Heart Sings,” by Earl Zindars
“Nardis,” by Miles Davis
“Who Can I Turn To?” by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse
“Someday My Prince Will Come,” by Frank Churchill
“How Deep is the Ocean?” by Irving Berlin
“Five,” by Bill Evans (reprise)

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Thank you
Anthony Cox
for yet another
voyage/transport/oduh-see
of
evanescent, scintillating and profound
sonic river waters.

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BADASSMASTER=RAFRRMANAWCYEZWEBLESS

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Please click on the links below:
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2019/07/18/870-black-ice-silently-2019-catherine-l-johnson-piece-peace-1958-bill-evans-gambre-1991-anthony-cox-billy-higgins/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2019/06/21/866-black-ice-quiet-2019-catherine-l-johnson-raf-k9-jaspar-obi-aka-dunkirk-beethovens-opus-132-quartetto-italiano-anthony-cox-billy-higgins/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2019/06/30/867-black-ice-tenderly-2019-catherine-l-johnson-prana-qi-vijnana-joie-de-vivre-tenderly-bill-evans-tony-scott/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2019/07/13/869-black-ice-sweetly-2019-catherine-l-johnson-blinded-by-your-grace-2017-stormzy/

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‘BLACK ICE: BEATIFY’

Catherine L. Johnson 
2019

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TWO SEPARATE PRISMS/EXPERIENCES OF THE SINGULAR DRAWING
whisper / whispers / whispering

listen

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NOTE:
each work of the BLACK ICE series
oscillates / dances / shifts / reveals
constantly
in relation
to the specific light source – from ambient to direct
to the light’s positioning –  the actual angle 
and
to the movement of the viewer.

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All of my work refuses/denies the camera’s eye.
The revelation, the experience,
occurs with an actual encounter – presence.
The beauty of one’s beloved is
the improvisational/sacred listening
of/ for/ to/ with
the beloved.

 

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TOP IMAGE:  ambient natural light + centered studio light
BOTTOM IMAGE: studio light is centered and positioned straight on the work

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PLEASE CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO ENLARGE + FOR DETAIL

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intimate
listening/attending with an open heart and with the open palms of one’s hands —

listen to the light

reverence

 

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IMPROVISATIONAL / FREE HAND DRAWING / NO ERASURES
TOP SPHERE: iridescent silver Pablo pencil + HB graphite
BOTTOM SPHERE: HB graphite

 

DRAWN ON BLACK HEAVYWEIGHT MATTE PAPER
19.25” H x 13.75” W

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Bill Evans Trio:

Bill Evans (Piano), Marc Johnson (Bass), Joe LaBarbera (Drums)

 

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U/MELIVESHININGINPURELIGHTOFBLISSBEATIFYUAWCMECLJ

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NOTE:
Stephen Colbert’s LATE NIGHT ‘SPOT ON’ monologue on Baltimore
was added to this entry
   – which was originally published on the morning of 29 July .

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WHERE/WHO/HOW

ARE YOU

AS AN AMERICAN?

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WHAT IS AMERICA?

WHO IS AN AMERICAN?

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#WeAreAmerica *

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complicity

[ kuhm-plis-i-tee ]

noun, plural com·plic·i·ties.

the state of being an accomplice;

partnership or involvement in wrongdoing.

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https://catherineljohnson.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/trump-rnc-convention-speech-july-21-2016.jpg

 

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#PresidentTrumpHatesAmerica

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#PresidentTrumpHatesDemocracy

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#PresidentTrumpHatesAmerica’s

Constitution

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Please watch:
EXCELLENT delivery of QUESTIONS that eloquently BREAKS THROUGH denial:
GOP,  American Businesses,  American CEOs,
Donors to re-elect Trump
Turn Blind Eye To Trump Rhetoric of HATE
and
are COMPLICIT to the president’s
wink-wink to WHITE SUPREMACY.

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 ” We will remember not the words of our enemies,

but the silence

of our friends”

Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Obama:

Americans must not let racist views become normalized’

https://twitter.com/BarackObama/status/1158453079035002881/photo/1

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Yes, please click on the links:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/we-are-african-americans-we-are-patriots-and-we-refuse-to-sit-idly-by/2019/07/26/c02ade6c-af16-11e9-8e77-03b30bc29f64_story.html?utm_term=.548f1ce0bce0
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/07/29/how-politicians-use-fear-cities-like-baltimore-stoke-white-resentment/?utm_term=.62d630e237fc

 

President Trump’s denunciations

of Baltimore as an uninhabitable city

are the latest in a string of disparaging attacks

on diverse, liberal enclaves

as violent, dirty and outside the mainstream

rhetoric that paints those areas of the country

as fundamentally less American than whiter,

more conservative strongholds.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/louder-and-more-hateful-big-city-leaders-say-trumps-attacks-on-baltimore-are-escalation-of-his-strategy-to-denigrate-diverse-liberal-areas/2019/07/28/45448ad0-b16a-11e9-951e-de024209545d_story.html?utm_term=.192fc2ee0d25
https://www.baltimoresun.com/opinion/editorial/bs-ed-0728-trump-baltimore-20190727-k6ac4yvnpvcczlaexdfglifada-story.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/07/28/trumps-america-basket-deplorables-is-overflowing/?utm_term=.f0e6d0c93eae

 

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A fraphic panel

Credit: Mr. Fish for Reveal

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“Develop a healthy fear of these people:

malignant narcissists”.

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Democracy

is not saved

by the virtues

of a single individual

but by the

composite character

of

*principled citizens

who uphold

+

who act upon

the idea

+

the radical hope

of the

United States of America.

 

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The

savior is us,

Americans!

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THE PREAMBLE TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA’S CONSTITUTION:

We

the People of the United States,

in Order to form a more perfect Union,

establish Justice,

insure domestic Tranquility,
provide for the common defence,
promote the general Welfare,
and

secure the Blessings of Liberty

to ourselves and our Posterity,

do ordain

and

establish this Constitution

for

the United States of America.

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ACT.

ENGAGE.

NAME IT.

SPELL IT.

VOICE IT.

STEP UP.

STOP IT.

RESURGE.

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VOTE.

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The

savior is us,

Americans!

 

America’s savior is not President Trump.

WE ARE AMERICA.

ALL OF US!

 

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The Late Show with Stephen Colbert   Published on Jul 30, 2019    SPOT ON!

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I do not do employ the ubiquitous social media platforms:
no Facebook/ no Instagram/ no Twitter account.
I only publish on the platforms of WordPress + MnARTISTS.org
My choice is to uphold my privacy
and
for the privacy of my over 24K viewers WordPress viewers.
  I created the hashtags today, 29 July 2019, to use the parlance of President Trump.
This entry has been viewed by multitudes since it was published.
If you have a Twitter account and would like to use my hashtags, 
please move it forward and please source it back to this entry.
Thank you.

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‘BLACK ICE: SILENTLY’

Catherine L. Johnson 
2019

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TWO SEPARATE PRISMS/EXPERIENCES OF THE SINGULAR DRAWING
whisper / whispers / whispering

listen

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TOP IMAGE: light is centered and positioned straight on the work
BOTTOM IMAGE: light is  dimmed and centered from below the work 

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PLEASE CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO ENLARGE + FOR DETAIL

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intimate
listening/attending with an open heart and with the open palms of one’s hands —

listen to the light

reverence

 

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IRIDESCENT SILVER PENCIL + 4B/2B GRAPHITE
ON BLACK HEAVYWEIGHT MATTE PAPER
19.25” H x 13.75” W

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PIECE PEACE  1958  Bill Evans

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GAMBRE  1991   Anthony Cox / Billy Higgins

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BEAUTYISAWCCLJTRUTHISAWCCLJLIFEIS

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Please click on link below:
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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2019/06/30/867-black-ice-tenderly-2019-catherine-l-johnson-prana-qi-vijnana-joie-de-vivre-tenderly-bill-evans-tony-scott/

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‘BLACK ICE: SWEETLY’

Catherine L. Johnson 
2019

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TWO SEPARATE PRISMS/EXPERIENCES OF THE SINGULAR DRAWING
whisper / whispers / whispering

listen

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TOP IMAGE: light is centered and positioned straight on the work
BOTTOM IMAGE: light is  dimmed and centered from below the work 

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PLEASE CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO ENLARGE + FOR DETAIL

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intimate — listening/attending with an open heart and with the open palms of one’s hands — listen to the light — reverence

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4B and 2B GRAPHITE ON BLACK HEAVYWEIGHT MATTE PAPER
19.25” H x 13.75” W

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 ‘BLINDED BY YOUR GRACE’

Stormzy
2017

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