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I use symbols, an object or/and an idea, that represents something of deeper meaning.

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‘PAPER: WEAR YOUR CROWN

original

mixed media work  17″ H x 14″ W

2021

Catherine L. Johnson

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PAPER_CROWN_WEAR_THE_CROWN_2021_CATHERINELJOHNSON_WPPAPER: WEAR YOUR CROWN                Catherine L. Johnson   2021

 

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The ‘blank page’ is a foundational move.

The blank piece of paper is a symbol of all that is to be:

 to be written /  to be experienced / to be loved.

It is reflective of everything that can be when starting anew.

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I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope

For hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love,
For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith
But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting.
Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought:
So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.
Whisper of running streams, and winter lightning.
The wild thyme unseen and the wild strawberry,
The laughter in the garden, echoed ecstasy
Not lost, but requiring, pointing to the agony
Of death and birth.

T. S. Eliot, East Coker

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…we believe social leadership

is crafted by each one of us in our own way,

a crown made of paper

in this sense is worth far more

than any crown made of gold and jewels.

https://www.paper-crown.org/whats-behind-our-name

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Circle

“What we call the beginning is often the end.

And to make an end is to make a beginning.

The end is where we start from.”

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The Little Gidding

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What we call the beginning is often the end
And to make and end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from. And every phrase
And sentence that is right (where every word is at home,
Taking its place to support the others,
The word neither diffident nor ostentatious,
An easy commerce of the old and the new,
The common word exact without vulgarity,
The formal word precise but not pedantic,
The complete consort dancing together)
Every phrase and every sentence is an end and a beginning,
Every poem an epitaph. And any action
Is a step to the block, to the fire, down the sea’s throat
Or to an illegible stone: and that is where we start.
We die with the dying:
See, they depart, and we go with them.
We are born with the dead:
See, they return, and bring us with them.
The moment of the rose and the moment of the yew-tree
Are of equal duration. A people without history
Is not redeemed from time, for history is a pattern
Of timeless moments. So, while the light fails
On a winter’s afternoon, in a secluded chapel
History is now and England.

With the drawing of this Love and the voice of this Calling

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
Through the unknown, unremembered gate
When the last of earth left to discover
Is that which was the beginning;
At the source of the longest river
The voice of the hidden waterfall
And the children in the apple-tree

Not known, because not looked for
But heard, half-heard, in the stillness
Between two waves of the sea.
Quick now, here, now, always–
A condition of complete simplicity
(Costing not less than everything)
And all shall be well and
All manner of thing shall be well
When the tongues of flames are in-folded
Into the crowned knot of fire

And the fire and the rose are one.

The Little Gidding is the last of T. S. Eliot’s Four Quartets.
 

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‘WILL: FLY AWAY

#1/ #2/ #3/ #4/ #5/ #5/ #6/ #7/ #8/ #9

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2021/05/04/1002-will-fly-away-2021-catherine-l-johnson/

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2021/05/17/1006-will-fly-away-19-2021-catherine-l-johnson-fossil-spine-fly/

original mixed media works

2021

Catherine L. Johnson

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WILL_FLYAWAY_#4_2021_CATHERINELJOHNSON

WILL: FLY AWAY #4         Catherine L. Johnson   2021

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‘TAKE THE CROWN

#1/ #2/ #3/ #4/

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2021/03/04/991-4-march-take-the-crown-2021-catherine-l-johnson-learning-to-see-quidquid-recipitur-ad-modum-recipientis-recipitur/

 

2021

Catherine L. Johnson

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TAKETHECROWN_#2_2021_CATHERINELJOHNSON_WP2TAKETHECROWN #2                                Catherine L. Johnson   2021

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DEVASTATING: The Afghanistan withdrawal

America, we have a moral obligation to LEAD an evacuation NOT a massacre.

BETRAYAL.

Read about the actions of the British citizens: the Dunkirk evacuation.

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

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