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Posts Tagged ‘#737 + GRACE #1/ #2/ #3/ #4/ #5/ #6/ #7/ #8 2017 Catherine L. Johnson + Pablo Neruda “Of everything I have seen; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;’

Please note:
My entry does NOT refer to the apocalyptic wildfires in Northern California.  
The devastation of the wildfires in California is real and harrowing.
The “fire” I specify and allude to is a poetic internal metaphor
not the apocalypse,
horror and grief that those effected by the wildfires are experiencing.

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RESURRECTION/EXODUS (1 of 5 paintings)                               Catherine L. Johnson  1996

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PRIVATE RHYTHM: MYTHROATSINGING                                Catherine L. Johnson 2009

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“We are created in rhythm,
kept alive in rhythm,
evolve through rhythm.

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Tides, breath, and blood flow in rhythm.

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HEARTFIRE Triptych                                                                       Catherine L. Johnson 1998

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We are born into a universe of currents,
and

our heart is

the great conductor of the body,

orchestrating

our

flow.”

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HEARTFIRE                                                                                          Catherine L. Johnson 1999

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The legacy of the

HEART FIRE

is more than eight hundred thousand years old
—and in our modern world,
we need more than ever to consciously reconnect
to the

RADIANT FIELD

that transcends
time, space, and culture.

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The

direct awakening

of the heart
often happens when we are at a

crisis point,

when the armor of our heart

has to crack,”

writes Shiva Rea.

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“Let us return to the

POWER

and

MAGNIFICENCE

of our

HEARTS

as LIVING

FIRE,

as INTELLIGENT

ENERGY

and

as ELECTROMAGNETIC

RADIANCE,

and

as our

ILLUMINATING 

guide

toward

LOVE,

CREATIVITY,

and

deep knowing

of our

TRUE

SACRED

 NATURE.”

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In our hearts there burns a fire…
That burns all veils to their root and foundation

When those veils have been burned away
Then the heart will understand completely.
Ancient love will unfold ever-fresh forms
In the heart of the Spirit,
In the core of the heart.
– RUMI

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HEARTFIRE                                                                                          Catherine L. Johnson 1999

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YESUAWCUKNOW

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21 September 2017

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AN

ELEGANT

LUMINOUS

ONE NIGHT EVENT

AN

INTIMATE

VISUAL

CONCERT

A

PRIVATE

ART

EXHIBITION

AN OFFERING

AN

UNPRECEDENTED

EVENT

HOSTED

BY

CULTURAL INVESTORS

AN

UNREPEATABLE 

EXQUISITE 

EVENING

OF

GRACE

LIGHT

RADICAL

HOPE

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CATHERINE L. JOHNSON / ARTIST

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CATHERINE L. JOHNSON / ARTIST / PRIVATE ART EXHIBITION / 21 SEPTEMBER 

 

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MY RRRRRRRROARING

GRATITUDE
TO MY

AMAZING GRACE BAND

OF
SYNERGISTIC  COLLABORATIVE IMPROVISATIONAL
AND
DEDICATED INTEGRITY:

MARY  BRIAN  PETER  DEANDRA  DREW

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SPECIAL THANK YOU TO:
STEPH  CARRIE  BOB  SHERRIE  ANTHONY  MICHELE  JIM               
BOB  SHARON  JOEL  MELISSA  CHRISTA  LEO  JUSTIN  NICK  JASPAR

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LUMINOUS ART ARM! PROSTHETIC/FUSED JOINTS + MY CHANNEL OF THE DIVINE.

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WIRRRRRK PANTS. JUNE 2017.

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WIRRRRRK PANTS. AUGUST 2017.

 

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HERHYMNS:BE BRAVE                                                                   Catherine L. Johnson  2013

 

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 MARY + BRIAN, THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU ARE + UPHOLDING MY ART – MY BREATH +WING.

 

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ST. PAUL MAGAZINE

OCTOBER 2015

Features a profile on my art and life.

http://saintpaulmag.com/gallery-lowertown-artists
http://www.artspace.org/news/gallery-lowertown-artists

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Dr. Mark B. Coventry

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2012/07/13/13-july-look-to-this-day-for-it-is-life-the-very-life-of-life-dr-mark-b-coventry-promise-me-two-things-only-let-those-who-honor-and-respect-you-come-near-and-always-remain-an-art/

 

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GRACE #7                                                                                           Catherine L. Johnson   2017

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IPROMISETOTELL                                                                                 Catherine L. Johnson  2015

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PLEASE CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE + FOR DETAIL

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MOON: Aerial MINE #5                                                                   Catherine L. Johnson  2012

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GRACE #8                                                                                       Catherine L. Johnson  2017

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Pine Tree: HOPE                                                                                 Catherine L. Johnson  2005

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NEST: FORYOUMYGIFTISNOTHIDINGFORME                     Catherine L. Johnson  2010

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BLOOOM #8                                                                                        Catherine L. Johnson  2017

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PLEASE CLICK ON LINKS BELOW FOR BONUS INFORMATION!
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2017/09/14/750-14-september-2017-spitfire-roar-catherine-l-johnson/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/about/

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GRACE #8

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40″ H x 26″ W
2017

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The last GRACE painting of the 40″H x 26″W scale.

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Please click on each image to enlarge.

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Please click on the links below for the GRACE series:

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2017/06/15/737-grace-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-2017-catherine-l-johnson-pablo-neruda-of-everything-i-have-seen-what-am-i-to-do-love-loved-one/

 

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2017/07/21/741-moving-grace-movinggrace-gracemoving-j-s-bach-the-six-cello-suites-pau-casals-recorded-193639/

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NOTE:
The color of the GRACE series cannot be translated digitally.

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Like all of my art,
the experience is only known with an actual experience.

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The color is custom and arrived after intensive experimentation
to resonate with the sonics/vibration
of the color
with the hue in my imagination.

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The color is a blush, an orchid blue
 which oscillates,
slowly and suddenly,
from the full color
to white
depending on the ambient light
and
the position of the viewer.

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Dynamic attending likened to
intentional open hearted
listening
to an improvisational solo cello performance
– the spaces are the silent intervals.
Meditative.
Serene.
Hushed.
Quiet.
 Whispering.
Intimate.
Loving.
Eternal.
Visceral.

Sweet rapture.

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The text is inscribed in graphite,
and washed over with paint
quieting its voice to a sweet whisper.
The second part of the text:
I AM YOUR GRACE
is inscribed
and
is visible when one attends carefully
echoing the lower circle
– a hovering cycling circle.
Whispers whispering

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THE GRACE SERIES IS A COUNTERACTION

TO THE CONSTANT BOMBASTIC BARRAGE

DEAFENING OUR NATION’S /WORLD’S

SENSES SINCE NOVEMBER 2016.

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ART HAS THE CAPACITY TO CAUSE THE SUBLIME.

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DONALD TRUMP’S DESPICABLE WORDS 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/compost/wp/2017/08/14/donald-trumps-despicable-words/?utm_term=.b20d4324e166#comments
“…Here we are in the year of our lord 2017
and
the president of the United States lacks the moral courage
to condemn Nazis and white supremacists.
And they are not even making it difficult.
They are saluting like Nazis
and
waving Nazi flags
and
chanting like Nazis
and
spewing hatred like Nazis.
Maya Angelou was not wrong.
When someone tells you who they are, believe them.
Especially if what that person is telling you is “I am a Nazi.”
Barely, after two days,
he has managed to mumble that their ideology
has (should have) no place in our society.
Silence sells hats, I guess…
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…At some point you have to judge more than just the act of fighting.
You have to judge what the fighting is for.
Some principles are worth fighting for, and others are not.
Certain truths used to be self-evident,
to quote a man whose words were often better than he was.
But to Trump, they aren’t.
Trump’s words are no better than he is.
They are terrible words.
They are the worst words.”

 

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Donald Trump, from His Tower, RAGES at “the Other Side” in Charlottesville
http://www.newyorker.com/news/amy-davidson-sorkin/donald-trump-from-his-tower-rages-at-the-other-side-in-charlottesville

 

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The genius/guiding sonics,
the exquisite brilliant sonic stars,
ARTISTS,
whose sonics called out the pearl of the GRACE series
from the deep night sea of my imagination:

Anthony Cox’s DARK METALS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5BiW9cKA_o&list=PLlncbYlXsunLkCfZkt-XiTpA3TWUewHVk

+

Charles Lloyd’s Modern Quartet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJL4qx9xUCg&t=4s

 

 

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ART HAS THE CAPACITY TO CAUSE THE SUBLIME.

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My hands.

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/ipromise-ipromisetotell-ipromisetotellthewhole-ipromisetotellthewholetruth-16-december-2015-catherine-l-johnson-artist-patti-smith-people-have-the-power/

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THE HUMILITY OF GENIUS

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Casals studied the suites for 12 years before
he first offered his rendition to the public.

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He discovered the score by accident in Barcelona at the age of 13
and
later declared that this incident “changed his life”.

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Casals was the first to play all the suites in one concert.

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PRIVATE RHYTHM: MOVING GRACE    (40″ H x 26″ W)    Catherine L. Johnson  2009

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/april-4-1968-26-february-2012-new-neuro-pathways-i-believe-beautiful-fortitude/
http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/private-rhythm-beautyisdivineisbeauty-2009

 

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 GRACE #3    (40″ H x 26″ W)                                                           Catherine L. Johnson  2009

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2017/06/15/737-grace-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-2017-catherine-l-johnson-pablo-neruda-of-everything-i-have-seen-what-am-i-to-do-love-loved-one/

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