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VERDEBLACK

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http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/verdeblack-1-2-3-4

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The VERDEBLACK works resonated with 
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spectrograms of bird songs:
graphs that show you the frequency, or pitch,
 of a sound, 
its loudness, and how these change
over the course of the sound; 

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electrocardiograms of the heart: 
recordings of the electrical activity of the heart
 over a period of time 

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polygraphs of a lie detector tests: 
recording the person’s breathing rate,
the person’s pulse, 
the person’s blood pressure
 and
the person’s perspiration. 

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The VERDEBLACK  series
is driven by the energy of regeneration;
 rebirth;
 lush wilderness;
glorious gardens
 and
fertility
signified in the color green.

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The black is the rich black color,
the nutritious black, of topsoil.
The single black line visually “tilts” each piece
and
“plays” with the dimensions of the background.

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Green has great healing power.
It is the most restful color for the human eye;
it can improve vision.

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Green suggests stability and endurance.

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Green is said to be the favorite color of Prophet Muhammad.
The Islamic prophet is said to have worn a green cloak and turban,
and his writings are full of references to the color. 
A passage from the Quran describes paradise as a place
where people “will wear green garments of fine silk.”

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Black is associated with power; 
elegance; formality and mystery.

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Black denotes strength and authority;
it is considered to be a very formal, elegant, and prestigious color.

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In heraldry, black is the symbol of grief.

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Black was one of the first colors used by artists
in neolithic cave paintings.

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PLEASE CLICK ON EACH IMAGE TO ENLARGE

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VERDEBLACK_#1_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSON_BVERDEBLACK #1                                                                   Catherine L. Johnson  2016

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VERDEBLACK_#2_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSON_BVERDEBLACK #2                                                                        Catherine L. Johnson 2016

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VERDEBLACK_#3_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSON_BVERDEBLACK #3                                                                         Catherine L. Johnson 2016

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VERDEBLACK_#4_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSON_BVERDEBLACK #4                                                                         Catherine L. Johnson 2016

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VERDEBLACK_#5_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSON_AVERDEBLACK #5                                                                 Catherine L. Johnson 2016

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VERDEBLACK_#6_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSON_AVERDEBLACK #6                                                                    Catherine L. Johnson 2016

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VERDEBLACK_#7_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSON_AVERDEBLACK #7                                                                      Catherine L. Johnson 2016

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VERDEBLACK_#8_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSON_AVERDEBLACK #8                                                                   Catherine L. Johnson 2016

 

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CALL + RESPONSE.

BREATHING.

LISTENING.

BLOOMING.

LOVING.

NATURE.

A/LIVE.

BLESSINGS FLOW…

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VERDEBLACK_PHOTO_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSON
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The VERDEBLACK series is dedicated to my BGB,
my O- sister, a soul friend since
we were TEN years old! 

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Our friendship has a remarkable soul,
and is a testament and the blessed gift
of an enduring/dynamic/evolving friendship.
I am describing my cherished friend – the unique,
sparkling jewel; irreplaceable Sher.

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Our friendship is an immeasurable,
sacred garden of all seasons
– ever blooming and an awakening of blessings and love.

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Her most favored color is green, of course…

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THE BLESSINGS OF A TREASURED FRIENDSHIP:

“I HEAR THE BLOOM WITHIN THE SEED”

We “SEE” each other.

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 LEFTGOLDFINCHFLIGHTSONG

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Color of bright/jeweled yellow of the American Goldfinch

– their flight patterns + their song

in counterpoint to the Minnesota’s

clear blue summer sky/ fresh green foliage.

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http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/leftgoldfinchflightsong-1-2-3-4-5-2016-using-my-“non-art-hand”-post-op-reconstructionjoint

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Dedicated to my friend/ collector Nancy
and
to my other private collectors for her/their unwavering support/advocacy of my art.

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  Composed with my left hand- my OPPOSITE hand.

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LEFTGOLDFINCHFLIGHT_#1_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSONLEFTGOLDFINCHFLIGHTSONG #1                               Catherine L. Johnson  2016

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LEFTGOLDFINCHFLIGHT_#2_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSONLEFTGOLDFINCHFLIGHTSONG #2                                       Catherine L. Johnson 2016

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LEFTGOLDFINCHFLIGHT_#3_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSONLEFTGOLDFINCHFLIGHTSONG #3                                      Catherine L. Johnson 2016

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LEFTGOLDFINCHFLIGHT_#4_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSONLEFTGOLDFINCHFLIGHTSONG #4                                       Catherine L. Johnson 2016

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LEFTGOLDFINCHFLIGHT_#5_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSONLEFTGOLDFINCHFLIGHTSONG #5                                         Catherine L. Johnson 2016

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Creating these drawings/collages/mix-tapes/ dance charts of color in motion
is keeping me A/LIVE.
My ART HAND/ right hand/ is a reluctant bystander and gasps
at the wild renderings of my  WILD CHILD/left/OPPOSITE hand.
I can actually “feel” my brain heat up as I work.

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I walk every day to/through Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary, an Elysian field,
only a few blocks from my studio.
My English Springer, Jaspar Obi, accompanies me.
We walk or x-ski or bike depending on the season and what reconstructive surgery I emerged from!
This spring/summer it is my ART HAND this time,
so no biking or kayaking…
There is rarely any people walking through the fields of wild flowers, pasture and trees.
Solitude.
Meditative.
Solace.
Multitudes of birds swoop and sing.

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The American Goldfinch is a favorite of mine
– its bright yellow jewel color dancing/soaring through Minnesota’s clear blue summer sky
+ through the fresh green foliage = JOY!

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Now, the fireflies are flickering beginning at dusk!
Magical- like  celestial stars hovering above the pasture.
There are no street lights, so I place blinking red safety lights on Jaspar
and I wear a blinking head lamp.
The rhythms of disparate flickering lights creates its own improvisational LIGHT BLINK song…

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Surprising.

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Fascinating.

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Beautiful.

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/06/29/leftblushingheartinnocence-1-2-3-4-using-my-non-art-hand-post-op-reconstructionjoint-replacement-of-my-art-hand-my-art-hand-my-breathmy-wingmy-freedom-song/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/06/20/leftimperialpurplered-1-2-3-4-5-using-my-non-art-hand-post-op-reconstructionjoint-replacement-of-my-art-hand-my-art-hand-my-breathmy-wingmy-freedom-song/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/06/10/leftprussianblueorange-1-2-3-4-5-6-using-my-non-art-hand-post-op-reconstructionjoint-replacement-of-my-art-hand-my-art-hand-my-breathmy-wingmy-freedom-song/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/05/20/leftpastelpinkrosered-1-2-3-4-5-using-my-non-art-hand-post-op-reconstructionjoint-replacement-of-my-art-hand-my-art-hand-my-breathmy-wingmy-freedom-song/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/05/19/leftyellowultramarine-1-2-3-4-5-using-my-non-art-hand-post-op-reconstructionjoint-replacement-of-my-art-hand-my-art-hand-my-breathmy-wingmy-freedom-song/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/05/13/leftspringgreen-1-2-3-4-5-6-using-my-non-art-hand-post-op-reconstructionjoint-replacement-of-my-art-hand-my-art-hand-my-breathmy-wingmy-freedom-song/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/05/11/leftmingcobalt-1-2-3-4-5-6-using-my-non-art-hand-post-op-reconstructionjoint-replacement-of-my-art-hand-my-art-hand-my-breathmy-wingmy-freedom-song/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/05/09/leftgreen-1-2-3-using-my-non-art-hand-post-op-reconstructionjoint-replacement-of-my-art-hand-my-art-hand-my-breathmy-wingmy-freedom-song/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/05/17/leftyellowvermillion-1-2-3-4-5-using-my-non-art-hand-post-op-reconstructionjoint-replacement-of-my-art-hand-my-art-hand-my-breathmy-wingmy-freedom-song/

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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPB_tqhmNLk

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Rainer Maria Rilke

 

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Man Serenades 93-Year-Old Dying Wife With Their Love Song 
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWPOG_hxkTE

BEAUTIFUL LOVE IS IN THE SOULHEART OF THE BEHOLDER

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ALLTHETHINGSYOUARE

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2014/08/29/allthethingsyouare-i-x-portfolio-summer-2014-catherine-l-johnson/

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Emily Dickinson
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/03/06/rowingineden-2015-catherine-l-johnson-wild-nights-wild-nights-emily-dickinson/

 

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“ThoU and I/I and ThoU”

Catherine L. Johnson
24 June 2010

 

Come to me with your coal and diamonds:

with your armor and secrets;
with your sweet water;
with the vast blue sky in your mouth and ear;
with your worn and eternal humanity; and
with your desire to open your blood 
to love… 

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Click link below for the full poem:
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2013/10/22/you-are-cordially-invited-to-the-third-annual-lowertown-art-show-24-october-24-november-2013-catherine-l-johnson-lotus20ten-yourvoiceismylullabylotusbloom-the-lotus-20ten-portfolio-a-cycle/

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“Je t’aime moi non plus”

Jane Birkin et Serge Gainsbourg

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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