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Posts Tagged ‘#867 + ‘BLACK ICE: TENDERLY’ 2019 Catherine L. Johnson + Prana / Qi / Vijñāna + Joie de vivre + “Tenderly” Bill Evans / Tony Scott; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;’

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Please click on the links below:
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2019/08/03/872-black-ice-beatify-2019-catherine-l-johnson-consecration-1980-bill-evans-trio-bill-evans-piano-marc-johnson-bass-joe-labarbera-drums/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2019/07/18/870-black-ice-silently-2019-catherine-l-johnson-piece-peace-1958-bill-evans-gambre-1991-anthony-cox-billy-higgins/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2019/06/21/866-black-ice-quiet-2019-catherine-l-johnson-raf-k9-jaspar-obi-aka-dunkirk-beethovens-opus-132-quartetto-italiano-anthony-cox-billy-higgins/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2019/06/30/867-black-ice-tenderly-2019-catherine-l-johnson-prana-qi-vijnana-joie-de-vivre-tenderly-bill-evans-tony-scott/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2019/07/13/869-black-ice-sweetly-2019-catherine-l-johnson-blinded-by-your-grace-2017-stormzy/

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‘BLACK ICE: LILTING’

Catherine L. Johnson 
2019

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lilt

rhythmic swing or cadence.
a lilting song or tune.

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whisper / whispers / whispering

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NOTE:
each work of the BLACK ICE series
oscillates / dances / shifts / reveals
constantly
in relation to
 the specific light source – from ambient to direct
to the light’s positioning –  the actual angle 
and
to the movement of the viewer.

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All of my work refuses/denies the camera’s eye.

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The revelation, the experience,
occurs with an actual encounter – presence.

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The beauty of one’s beloved is
the improvisational/sacred listening
of/ for/ to/ with
the beloved.

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intimate
listening/attending with an open heart and with the open palms of one’s hands —

listen to the light

reverence

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IMPROVISATIONAL / FREE HAND DRAWING / NO ERASURES
SPHERES:  layers/sounds of two separate iridescent gold pencils
DRAWN ON BLACK HEAVYWEIGHT MATTE PAPER
Measurements: 10” H x 6.5” W

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On March 19, 1965,
the Bill Evans Trio stopped by the BBC studios in London
to play a pair of sets on Jazz 625,
the now-legendary program hosted by the British trumpeter
Humphrey Lyttelton.

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The combo featured:
Bill Evans on piano,
Chuck Israels on bass
and
Larry Bunker on drums.

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The trio played two 35 minute sets,
including most of the songs from their just-completed album, Trio ’65.
Set One:
“Five,” by Bill Evans
“Elsa,” by Earl Zindars
“Summertime,” by George Gershwin
“Come Rain or Come Shine,” by Harold Arlen
“My Foolish Heart,” by Victor Young
“Re: Person I Knew,” by Bill Evans
“Israel,” by Johnny Carisi
“Five,” by Bill Evans (reprise)

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Set Two:
“Five,” by Bill Evans
“How My Heart Sings,” by Earl Zindars
“Nardis,” by Miles Davis
“Who Can I Turn To?” by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse
“Someday My Prince Will Come,” by Frank Churchill
“How Deep is the Ocean?” by Irving Berlin
“Five,” by Bill Evans (reprise)

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Thank you
Anthony Cox
for yet another
voyage/transport/oduh-see
of
evanescent, scintillating and profound
sonic river waters.

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‘BLACK ICE: LILTING‘ 

In the private collection of Janet Dirks, Calgary, Canada.
Photo: courtesy of the framer.  The finished presentation on the wall of the shop!

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2019/06/21/866-black-ice-quiet-2019-catherine-l-johnson-raf-k9-jaspar-obi-aka-dunkirk-beethovens-opus-132-quartetto-italiano-anthony-cox-billy-higgins/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2019/06/30/867-black-ice-tenderly-2019-catherine-l-johnson-prana-qi-vijnana-joie-de-vivre-tenderly-bill-evans-tony-scott/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2019/07/13/869-black-ice-sweetly-2019-catherine-l-johnson-blinded-by-your-grace-2017-stormzy/

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‘BLACK ICE: SILENTLY’

Catherine L. Johnson 
2019

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TWO SEPARATE PRISMS/EXPERIENCES OF THE SINGULAR DRAWING
whisper / whispers / whispering

listen

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TOP IMAGE: light is centered and positioned straight on the work
BOTTOM IMAGE: light is  dimmed and centered from below the work 

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PLEASE CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO ENLARGE + FOR DETAIL

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intimate
listening/attending with an open heart and with the open palms of one’s hands —

listen to the light

reverence

 

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IRIDESCENT SILVER PENCIL + 4B/2B GRAPHITE
ON BLACK HEAVYWEIGHT MATTE PAPER
19.25” H x 13.75” W

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PIECE PEACE  1958  Bill Evans

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GAMBRE  1991   Anthony Cox / Billy Higgins

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BEAUTYISAWCCLJTRUTHISAWCCLJLIFEIS

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2019/06/30/867-black-ice-tenderly-2019-catherine-l-johnson-prana-qi-vijnana-joie-de-vivre-tenderly-bill-evans-tony-scott/

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‘BLACK ICE: SWEETLY’

Catherine L. Johnson 
2019

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TWO SEPARATE PRISMS/EXPERIENCES OF THE SINGULAR DRAWING
whisper / whispers / whispering

listen

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TOP IMAGE: light is centered and positioned straight on the work
BOTTOM IMAGE: light is  dimmed and centered from below the work 

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PLEASE CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO ENLARGE + FOR DETAIL

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intimate — listening/attending with an open heart and with the open palms of one’s hands — listen to the light — reverence

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4B and 2B GRAPHITE ON BLACK HEAVYWEIGHT MATTE PAPER
19.25” H x 13.75” W

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 ‘BLINDED BY YOUR GRACE’

Stormzy
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‘BLACK ICE: TENDERLY

Catherine L. Johnson 
2019

 

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THREE SEPARATE PRISMS/EXPERIENCES OF THE SINGULAR DRAWING
whisper / whispers / whispering
listen

 

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TOP IMAGE: light is centered and positioned straight on the work
MIDDLE IMAGE: light is centered and positioned to the right of the work
BOTTOM IMAGE: light is centered and from below the work 

 

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PLEASE CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO ENLARGE + FOR DETAIL

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intimate — listening/attending with an open heart and with the open palms of one’s hands — listen to the light — reverence

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4B and 2B GRAPHITE ON BLACK HEAVYWEIGHT MATTE PAPER
19.25” H x 13.75” W

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Prana, the Sanskrit word for “life force” or “vital principle”
Qi, an active principle forming part of any living thing 
Vijñāna, translated as “consciousness,” “life force”, “mind” or “discernment”
Joie de vivre, translated as the cheerful enjoyment of life; an exultation of spirit
Tenderly, your arms opened wide and closed me inside

 

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