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Resurrection,

resurgence,

rising,

and

renewal

 

 

are the universal and observable patterns

of

everything:

springtime,

regeneration,

healing,

forgiveness,

life cycles,

darkness

and

light!

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OPEN XIII                                                                                                  Catherine L. Johnson 2018

 

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riSING

RESURGENCE

riSING

RESURGENCE

riSING

RESURGENCE

riSING

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ELEgancE #37                                                                                  Catherine L. Johnson 2019

 

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My work is an exploration,
a dive for pearls and sacred listening – call and response.

IMPROVISATIONAL COURAGE

TRUST
FAITH

RADICAL HOPE

STILLNESS

SACRED LISTENING

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OPEN
Being OPENED

Willing to be OPEN

Willing to be OPENED

Being BREATH

Being A/LIVE!!!

 

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PLEASE CLICK ON THE IMAGES TO ENLARGE + FOR DETAIL.

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For further information on the OPEN series, PLEASE click on the links below:
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2018/06/14/808-open-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-2018-catherine-l-johnson-violet-light-submarines-this-is-love-to-fly-to-a-secret-sky-rumi-that-this-anthony-cox/
http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/open-1-19
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2012/01/07/sonic-artists-create-music-not-music-boxes/

 

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AWCCLJRADICALHOPERESURGENCEBeing BREATHBeing A/LIVE!!!

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Trio Bald Eagle Nest

located in the backwaters
of the

Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge 

near Lock and Dam 13, Fulton IL
on the

Mississippi River.

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This Trio consists of two males and one female:

Valor I, Valor II and Starr!

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Listen to the BREATH of the WIND!

Imagine the temperature!
VALORs and STARR

shield/PROTECT

their young hearts

from these invisible and present forces of Nature
with

their WING and their WARMTH and their INSTINCT.

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BEAUTIFUL:

A family made of interacting,

collaborative

doubleVALOR

and 

a singularSTARR!!!

 

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valor

noun

boldness or determination in facing great danger,

especially in battle; heroic courage.

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star

noun
http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/dark-star-1-2-3-4-5-6

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U/MEVALORDARKSTARSAWCCLJALWAYS

 

 

U/MEVALORDARKSTARSAWCCLJALWAYS

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NORTHern  WareHOUSE                                              PHOto credIT: Catherine L. Johnson aka me

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FACT:

11 APRIL 2019

LowerTOWN

St. Paul

MINNeSOta!

 

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SomeONE looks to be

creating

CROCUSshapes

in the SNOW

with their vehicle’s tires! *

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Radical HOPE!!!

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XRelated imageOKAY!!!!!

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rOses #3                                                                                                     Catherine L. Johnson 2011

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For detail of the painting, please click on the image.

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For further information on the roSes 2011 series, please click on link below:
http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/roses-2011

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*FACT: Back of my building in LowerTOWN St. Paul!!!

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RADICALHOPEALLTHETHINGSWEAREAWCCLJ

 

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11 April 2019  Radical HOPE: Nipsey Hussle R.I. P.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianmitchell/2018/03/01/the-art-of-being-self-made-a-conversation-with-nipsey-hussle/#6c53604ea07f
https://www.complex.com/music/2019/02/nipsey-hussle-interview-what-comes-after-the-victory-lap/exit-strategy
https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/hip-hop/8220368/nipsey-hussle-interview-victory-lap-donald-trump-jay-z

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‘MAN and FREEDOM’              Ivan Mestrovic                        Mayo Clinic, Rochester,Minnesota

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I experienced my first icon of transcendence: the colossal black bronze sculpture of a naked man hovering upon the white marble façade of the Mayo Clinic. The head and chin were tilted upward. The torso was in a forever inhale. The arms were opened, wide, raised upwards to the Heavens. The feet were arched as if to take flight. The body reflected light like a dark star – a visual annunciation of receiving a powerful and loving Divinity. He was naked, exposed, in his stark and silent vulnerability and emanated an edict: the strength of radical hope – rising and prevailing. The visual code of this sculpture did not signify an incapacitated, helpless man. This colossal black bronze sculpture, to me, signified the soul’s life force – humanity’s capacity to overcome the internal choke of fear by a herculean inner strength of courage and faith. The body was not a battle or a battlefield. The naked body was exhaling fear and inhaling the Divine. Her/oic. Profound.

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Rising Grace

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ELEgancE #10           detail                                                                     Catherine L. Johnson  2019

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Image result for marcus aurelius meditations the soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts

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AWCCLJcœurrisingGRACEgraceLOVERISINGCO UR AGE / cœurageAWCCLJ

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ALLTHETHINGSYOUARE #3                                                          CATHERINE L. JOHNSON 2014

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PLEASE CLICK ON THE IMAGE FOR DETAIL 
PLEASE CLICK ON LINK FOR MORE INFORMATION
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2014/08/29/allthethingsyouare-i-x-portfolio-summer-2014-catherine-l-johnson/

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A MAVERICK NEW BREED LEADER

New Zealand’s Prime Minister

Jacinda Ardern

 

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HER NEW BREED LEADER ACTIONS

riSINGSINGING LIFE:

Every semiautomatic weapon used in the terrorist attack on Friday will be banned.”

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/new-zealand-semiautomatic-weapon-ban_n_5c92f020e4b08c4fec342b43

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Feeling safe means feeling safe from violence.

There are lots of things that government can do
to make sure people are free from violence,
and we will do those things.
But it also means making a place
where there is

no environment for violence to flourish,

where we don’t let racism exist,

because

racism breeds extremism.”

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BRAVA!

AT LAST, PRAISEWORTHY COURAGEOUS RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP!

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The most important job

of an elected leader

is to call people

to their highest values

and

to bring them together.”

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Mayor Pete Buttigieg

South Bend, Indiana

2020 Presidential Candidate

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20 MARCH 2019!
FIRST riSINGSINGING day of SPRING:

RESURGENCE!!!!!

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YESYESAWCRESURGENCE=RAFFLYSTANDBYMEWILLOWYESOFCOURSEYES

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Nature’s offering:

a perfectly shaped heart made of snow,

found

gleaming

and

nestled

in the dirt

of winter’s

fortitude:

a long,

and

relentless 

performance.

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20 February 2019. 8 pm CST. 5 F degrees.

 

On my return from 3 hours
of cross country skiing
through

Vento Nature Sanctuary, 

I noticed a remarkable

blesSING:

a perfectly shaped heart,

gleaming in the dirt,

made of snow.

I had quickly glided past
this visual moment

– a gift-

and
then I glided slowly backwards
to affirm that my first sighting was not hope but actual.
  I stood in the dark with my headlamp set on this natural phenomena
as footlights on Nature’s theatre.

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I spent time in gratitude,

wonder

and

awe

so this unexpected gift
could steep
into the far and hidden chambers
of my
secrets and fears.

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“The soul should always stand ajar,

ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.”

Emily Dickinson

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“Albak Abyad”

is an Egyptian expression
that indicates a person with a good heart.
It is literal translation to English is:

“YOU have a white heart”.

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Three days later,
Anthony sent me
this sonic translation of

“Albak Abyad”:

Brahem, Holland, Dejohnette, Bates

 Halfaouine.

This sonic experience calls out the WHITE HEART shining in ALL of us.

 

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26 February 2019
On the waaay

OUTSIDE

to x-ski through
Vento Nature Sanctuary
my daily aerobic meditation soaking in natural beauty.

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GREENGEL=RAFBLUEPRINTISTHEVITALJOYHAPPYRIVERFOROURBLOOOOOMAWC!

 

 

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President Barack Obama’s speech

from

2008

when he was Senator Obama and a presidential candidate:   

‘A More Perfect Union,’

this speech addressed the issues of racism in America.

President Obama NAMED our America.

T/his speech was made eleven years ago in Philadelphia.

T/HIS speech is

RELEVANT / RAW CLEAR SIGHT

NOW!

YES, DO WATCH.

 

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ELEVEN YEARS LATER,

“WHITE SAVIOR”

TELLS OUR AMERICA’S

REALITY

YES, DO WATCH.

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TEN YEARS LATER,

THIS
IS
AMERICA

YES, DO WATCH.

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https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=88478467

The following is a transcript of the remarks of Democratic Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, delivered March 18, 2008, in Philadelphia at the Constitution Center. In it, Obama addresses the role race has played in the presidential campaign. He also responds to criticism of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, an unpaid campaign adviser and pastor at Obama’s Chicago church. Wright has made inflammatory remarks about the United States and has accused the country of bringing on the Sept. 11 attacks by spreading terrorism.

“We the people, in order to form a more perfect union …” — 221 years ago, in a hall that still stands across the street, a group of men gathered and, with these simple words, launched America’s improbable experiment in democracy. Farmers and scholars, statesmen and patriots who had traveled across an ocean to escape tyranny and persecution finally made real their declaration of independence at a Philadelphia convention that lasted through the spring of 1787.
The document they produced was eventually signed but ultimately unfinished. It was stained by this nation’s original sin of slavery, a question that divided the colonies and brought the convention to a stalemate until the founders chose to allow the slave trade to continue for at least 20 more years, and to leave any final resolution to future generations.
FRESHDRIEDBLOODIAMHUMAN                                                              Catherine L. Johnson 2013

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NEW BREED LEADERS,

PLEASE NAME/TELL THE TRUTH.

TRUTH IS INTEGRITY.

NAMING BREAKS THROUGH

DENIAL / OBFUSCATION / SHELL GAMES / COLLUSION.

FREEDOM.

ADAPT.   IMPROVISE.   OVERCOME.

NOW.

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“Courage is not supplementary but central

to the enterprise of truthtelling.”

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