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FALLING_FALLING_HEART_#1_2022_CATHERINELJOHNSONFALLING FALLING FALLING HEART: first    Catherine L. Johnson  2022

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FALLING_FALLING_2nd_SHAPESHIFT_1982_CLJFALLING FALLING FALLING HEART: second    Catherine L. Johnson  2022

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FALLING_FALLING_3rd_SHAPESHIFT_1982_CLJFALLING FALLING FALLING HEART: third    Catherine L. Johnson  2022

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FALLING FALLING FALLING HEART:

first/ second/ third 

Catherine L. Johnson

2022

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 graphite pencil and white paint on heavyweight cream BFK RIVES

each original drawing measures:

20.5″H x 16″W

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shapeshifting

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From a Croatian book of tales,

Sixty Folk-Tales from Exclusively Slavonic Sources

the fable entitled

“The she-wolf”

tells of a huge she-wolf with a habit

of turning into a woman from time to time

by taking off her skin.

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Shapeshifting

has symbolic significance,

like the Beast’s transformation in

Beauty and the Beast

demonstrates Belle’s ability

to accept him

despite his appearance.

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When a shapeshift form is taken on

involuntarily,

the thematic effect can be one of confinement and restraint;

the person is bound to the new form.

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Voluntary shapeshifting

can be a means of escape and liberation.

Even when the form is not undertaken to resemble a literal escape,

the abilities specific to the form allow

the character to act in a manner

that was previously

impossible.

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My shapeshift

When I was alive

as a girl child

my lower body was entombed in

heavy white plaster casts

and

I moved with wood crutches,

my dream life was my reality.

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I could/would

FLY:

FALLING_FALLING_SHAPESHIFT_1982_CLJ

The above is a partial text  from my written MFA thesis.

Mason Gross School of the Arts / Rutgers University.

I did NOT follow the formal thesis guidelines:

the requisite expository format.

My thesis was composed as a ‘composition’

of HOW a creative mind works

– not linear.

My creative exploration coalesces

multiple fields of thought/experience:

multi-spheric.

 

 

My graduate advisers

(Leon Golub, Lauren, Ewing, Martha Rosler)

 backed and advocated

my unique presentation.

We triumphed

– a new precedent was established!

My written thesis was published

and

is in the Rutgers University Library.

 

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My drawings of my

TULIPS

have become

HEARTS

–  the nascent bud opening, opening,

OPENING to FULL blooming:

WONDER + AWE

 

 

Note:

the TULIP drawings

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‘bring A/ B/ C’

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2022/08/07/1107-bring-a-b-c-catherine-l-johnson-2022-in-the-beginning-and-in-the-becoming/

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‘WHITETULIP: pureRESPECT’

‘WHITETULIP: purePURE‘

‘WHITETULIP: pureATONE‘

‘WHITETULIP: pureINNOCENCE‘

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2022/07/13/1103-whitetulip-purerespect-2022-catherine-l-johnson-redemption-song-1979-bob-marley-our-humanity/

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‘WHITE TULIP TRIPTYCH’

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2022/07/21/1104-white-tulip-triptych-2022-catherine-l-johnson-diaries-of-a-young-poet-1929-rainer-maria-rilke-m-fairview-southdale-hospital-hallway/

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BRYAN_CATHERINE_13AUGUST2022

13 August 2022

 

SHAPESHIFT

Bryan, dear man,

was the

 YES top drawer in BIKE sales

who assisted me purchasing

my first MOUNTAIN BIKE

at

Tom Wichelmann’s BIKE SHOP.

 

BEAUTIFUL + YESSSSS

after other BIKE SHOPS directed me to tricycles!

 

Bryan’s SHAPESHIFT:

 TOP drawer in bike sales

to

EMS and FIREFIGHTER / St. Paul!

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This afternoon,

I was on TWO wheels

–  not a bike.

On a wheel + chair!

TEMPORARY!

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Our encounter

was after I had wheeled for 3.5 miles

along the Mississippi River

with my K9 Zachary

attached to the chair.

 

As I was rolling UP Broadway,

a FIRETRUCK was parked!

 

A firefighter at the wheel of the fire truck

JUMPED out

when he saw me!

BRYAN!

 

 

 

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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