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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

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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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