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4 December 2021

Union Depot: Pine TREE LIGHTING!!!

My 7 y/o best buddy, Leo, eyes ‘spotted’ with purple (his favorite color) to protect his privacy.

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Pine Tree: An Appeal to Heaven

23″H x 15″W

2000 

Catherine L. Johnson

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Private collection.

  I had not seen, experienced, this work for 21 years!

The collector sent me the above photograph 2 days ago.

I gasped –  my breath taken away!!!

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The Pine Tree: An Appeal to Heaven series

was created from 1998 -2000.

 

They were prayers,

invocations to God,

to rise,

to breathe,

to hope,

after the sudden death of my Mother.

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I had lost the use of my hands from packing,

packing, lifting, lifting

packing,

lifting, lifting, packing,

lifting, lifting, lifting

packing,

packing, lifting, lifting, lifting,

packing

my Mom’s home

while I was

shot with grief and shock.

My hands

and

congenitally dislocated / incomplete hip joint

crumbled and broke.

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I had no home

– living illegally in my studio where the heat was off on the weekends.

I took showers at the YMCA.

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I could only hold a wallpaper brush

as my hands were kept still in braces.

I wrapped my braced hands with plastic.

I had to create.

I painted on back of older work

– creating a white tabula rasa ground.

I drew a line down the center with a 2B pencil.

The brush strokes were rhythmic

– back and forth,

inhale and exhale,

a lullaby.

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Creating this series kept me alive

– the sacred spark of divinity was buried within me.

I could hear its longing whisper to be found,

its quiet continuous wail:

“Can you hear me?

Please respond.

Come to me.”

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Note:

works from the series

Pine Tree: An Appeal to Heaven

are now in

corporate and private art collections

worldwide.

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CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

ARTIST SONIC / VISUAL COEUR POET / WRITER SEE/SEA BEAUTY DETECTIVEPRIEST / ACTIVIST/ SACRED TRUTH-TELLING INTEGRITY RADIANCE

CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

ARTIST SONIC / VISUAL COEUR POET / WRITER SEE/SEA BEAUTY DETECTIVEPRIEST / ACTIVIST/ SACRED TRUTH-TELLING INTEGRITY RADIANCE