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Posts Tagged ‘“I/Thou”- the sacred/humane practice of the Golden Rule is EMPATHY which counters WE v the “OTHER”.; Catherine L. Johnson;’

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WHENTHESKYOPENED

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2020

Catherine L. Johnson

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Listen. Listen. Listen.

Wonder. Awe. Grace.

 

 

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WHENTHESKYOPENED: A                                                    Catherine L. Johnson   2020

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WHENTHESKYOPENED: B                                                   Catherine L. Johnson   2020

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WHENTHESKYOPENED

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WHENTHESKYOPENED: A    (studio)                                             Catherine L. Johnson   2020

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Brilliant luminous
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Listen. Listen. Listen to my visual offerings.

Wonder. Awe. Grace.

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RADICAL hope

IS

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ADDED
10 September 2020:
A significant event
and 
an unfolding story of wonder, beauty and awe
opened 4 years ago today
– and, now,
I choose to close.

 

I need / choose a man who is:
=RAF / foxhole mate / creative genius intelligence/ RRman
HILARIOUS / heal thy / ‘wash my car’/ clear/ courageous
sober/ TRUST / honor/ respect/ loving kindness/ presence
loving kindness…

LOVE is

RADICAL HOPE

STRONG HEART / SPINE

IMPROVISATIONAL

+

SWEET

INTEGRITY.

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Dr. Mark B. Coventry

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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WHENTHESKYBROKE: OPEN

 

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2020

Catherine L. Johnson

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WHENTHESKYBROKE: OPEN 1                                                Catherine L. Johnson       2020

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WHENTHESKYBROKE: OPEN 2                                                            Catherine L. Johnson  2020

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WHENTHESKYBROKE: OPEN 3                                                            Catherine L. Johnson  2020

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SPARROW: FLYMYHEARTFREE    (on the work table)                         Catherine L. Johnson   2010

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2014/11/12/sparrow-fly-my-heart-free-catherine-l-johnson-2010-deafening-despair-call-and-response-the-sparrow-is-a-symbol-of-the-beloved/

 

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💐🇺🇸Thank you, Michelle Obama!🇺🇸💐

Please read:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/08/18/trumps-unhinged-twitter-meltdown-shows-michelle-obama-drew-blood/

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18 AUGUST 2020

Aunt Sharon,  dear Sharon
 May your NEW year rise and flow
 with 
beauty, loving kindness,
brilliant awakenings, happiness, faith!

 

You are a remarkable, unrepeatable woman
– my beloved Aunt and my cherished friendsister!

 

You life is a template of/for LOVE:
authentic dynamic love is
an unfolding bloom of an open sky, 
a dedicated gardener of the heart listens /cultivates /nourishes
with wonder and awe,
and 
the acceptance that enduring living love is JOY,
a call/response dance
 – a goodness of fit of/ for/ to
between individuals!

Beautiful and A/LIVE!!!!!

 

ALL LOVE,
Catherine

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VIVA_LA_FRANCE_15NOV2015_NORTHERN_WAREHOUSE_STPAULMN_VICKIEBURGETT

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LOWERTOWN ST. PAUL ARTISTS STAND WITH FRANCE!

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Liberté + égalité + fraternité!

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ON 14 NOVEMBER NIGHT, VICKIE BURGETT, LIGHTING DESIGNER AND FRIEND,
AND I MET ON WABASHA STREET.
I HAD JUST BEEN TO THE “INK SPOT”,
 A ONE OF A KIND PRINTING PLACE FOR ARTISTS/DESIGNERS,
I WAS PURSUING  THE IDEA TO ORGANIZE A “PRINTING”
-LOWERTOWN ARTISTS CREATING POSTERS FOR THE PUBLIC TO SIGN,
AFFIXED TO THE SHOP’S WINDOWS,
AS A TESTAMENT OF OUR SOLIDARITY WITH PARIS,
FOR FRANCE.

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VICKIE + I WERE IN DIALOGUE ABOUT THE NEED FOR OUR CITY,
THE CAPITOL CITY,
TO SHOW SOLIDARITY WITH FRANCE AFTER THE TERRORIST ATTACKS IN PARIS.
VICKIE AGREED.
SHE HAD JUST FINISHED COMPOSING THE LIGHTING AT THE AMSTERDAM FOR A CLASSICAL VIOLINIST.
 WE TALKED ABOUT HOW THE UPCOMING MULTI-MEDIA EXHIBIT
HUMANLY POSSIBLE: THE EMPATHY EXHIBITION” @ INSTINCT ART GALLERY
http://www.instinctmpls.com/upcoming/
WHERE SEVERAL OF MY WORKS CREATED FROM 2005 TO PRESENT WILL BE FEATURED,
HAS BECOME MORE RELEVANT AND HAS GREATER CURRENCY/IMPACT
IN CONTEXT OF THE HORROR OF PARIS THE NIGHT BEFORE:
EMPATHY-HUMANLY POSSIBLE.

 

 

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TONIGHT, I WALKED BACK TO MY LOFT,
AND, VICKIE  HAD CREATED A POIGNANT + POWERFUL LIGHT INSTALLATION
ON OUR BUILDING, THE NORTHERN WAREHOUSE, 308 PRINCE STREET, ST. PAUL.
SHOWN ABOVE.
THE COUER/COURAGE BRILLIANT COLORS OF FRANCE EMBLAZONED
ON OUR HARBOR OF CREATIVITY.

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I  IMMEDIATELY CALLED HER AND ASKED: YOU?!
SHE ANSWERED: YES!

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IT WAS UP FOR ONLY A FEW HOURS
– BEAUTY, LIKE TRAGEDY, CAN OCCUR IN MOMENTS -AND, ITS MARK IS FOREVER.

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THE ENERGY OF SOLIDARITY WAS MADE CLEAR!

 

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THANK YOU VICKIE!

VIVA LA FRANCE!

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HUMANLY POSSIBLE: THE EMPATHY EXHIBITION  @ INSTINCT
is relevant and its currency
has risen exponentially due to the horrific murders in Paris.
Fear/hate devours our humanity.
The killings triggered an ocean of solidarity, empathy, and calls for accountability
—but, also triggers the risk of an unreasoned backlash that will compound the tragedy
– suffered by Paris, Beirut and any human who is deemed not human and murdered.
Hate cannot defeat hate. 

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Photograph taken @ 9 pm with my Samsung 6 smartphone.

 

 

 

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HUMANLY POSSIBLE: THE EMPATHY EXHIBITION

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HUMANITY SERIES : FRESHDRIEDBLOODIAMHUMAN_CATHERINE L.JOHNSON 2013; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;FRESHDRIEDBLOODIAMHUMAN                                             Catherine L. Johnson 2012

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THE HUMANITY PORTFOLIO:

FRESHDRIEDBLOODIAMHUMAN

http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/humanity-portfolio-freshdriedbloodiamhuman-2o13

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My art is an experience.
The experience is an encounter.
The encounter is a revelation.
The revelation is an epiphany.
The epiphany is the sacred universality of our humanity.
Catherine L. Johnson / ARTIST

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FRESHDRIEDBLOODIAMHUMAN

will be shown in the

HUMANLY POSSIBLE: THE EMPATHY EXHIBITION

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INSTINCT ART GALLERY

21 NOVEMBER 2015 – 16 JANUARY 2016
http://www.instinctmpls.com/upcoming/
https://www.facebook.com/instinctartmpls/
940 NICOLLET MALL, MINNEAPOLIS

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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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ICANFEEL_SOUL_2015_CATHERINELJOHNSON_AICANFEEL: YOUR SOUL                                                           Catherine L. Johnson 2015

 

 

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ICANFEEL  #22
“I/Thou”- the sacred/humane practice of the Golden Rule is EMPATHY
which counters WE v the “OTHER”.
PLEASE CLICK TWICE ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/09/15/icanfeel-your-heart-2015-ithou-empathy-catherine-l-johnson/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/09/15/icanfeel-your-body-2015-ithou-empathy-catherine-l-johnson/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/07/16/icanfeel-heart-lead-on-blacklead-on-gold-2015-catherine-l-johnson/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/07/16/icanfeel-spirit-lead-on-blacklead-on-gold-2015-catherine-l-johnson/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/07/16/icanfeel-skin-lead-on-blacklead-on-gold-2015-catherine-l-johnson/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/07/16/icanfeel-wings-lead-on-blacklead-on-gold-2015-catherine-l-johnson/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/07/10/icanfeel-wounds-lead-on-blacklead-on-gold-2015-catherine-l-johnson/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/07/10/icanfeel-eyes-lead-on-blacklead-on-gold-2015-catherine-l-johnson/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/07/09/icanfeel-silence-white-on-blacklead-on-gold-2015-catherine-l-johnson/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/06/17/icanfeel-summer-2015-catherine-l-johnson/

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ICANFEEL_HEART_2015_CATHERINELJOHNSON_AICANFEEL: YOUR HEART                                                            Catherine L. Johnson 2015

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ICANFEEL  #21
“I/Thou”- the sacred/humane practice of the Golden Rule is EMPATHY
which counters WE v the “OTHER”.
PLEASE CLICK TWICE ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/09/15/icanfeel-your-body-2015-ithou-empathy-catherine-l-johnson/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/07/16/icanfeel-heart-lead-on-blacklead-on-gold-2015-catherine-l-johnson/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/07/16/icanfeel-spirit-lead-on-blacklead-on-gold-2015-catherine-l-johnson/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/07/16/icanfeel-skin-lead-on-blacklead-on-gold-2015-catherine-l-johnson/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/07/16/icanfeel-wings-lead-on-blacklead-on-gold-2015-catherine-l-johnson/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/07/10/icanfeel-wounds-lead-on-blacklead-on-gold-2015-catherine-l-johnson/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/07/10/icanfeel-eyes-lead-on-blacklead-on-gold-2015-catherine-l-johnson/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/07/09/icanfeel-silence-white-on-blacklead-on-gold-2015-catherine-l-johnson/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/06/17/icanfeel-summer-2015-catherine-l-johnson/

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ICANFEEL_BODY_2015_CATHERINELJOHNSONICANFEEL: YOUR BODY                                                            Catherine L. Johnson 2015

 

 

 

 

 

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ICANFEEL  #20
“I/Thou”- the sacred/humane practice of the Golden Rule is EMPATHY
which counters WE v the “OTHER”.
PLEASE CLICK TWICE ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/07/16/icanfeel-heart-lead-on-blacklead-on-gold-2015-catherine-l-johnson/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/07/16/icanfeel-spirit-lead-on-blacklead-on-gold-2015-catherine-l-johnson/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/07/16/icanfeel-skin-lead-on-blacklead-on-gold-2015-catherine-l-johnson/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/07/16/icanfeel-wings-lead-on-blacklead-on-gold-2015-catherine-l-johnson/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/07/10/icanfeel-wounds-lead-on-blacklead-on-gold-2015-catherine-l-johnson/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/07/10/icanfeel-eyes-lead-on-blacklead-on-gold-2015-catherine-l-johnson/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/07/09/icanfeel-silence-white-on-blacklead-on-gold-2015-catherine-l-johnson/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/06/17/icanfeel-summer-2015-catherine-l-johnson/

 

 

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The Truth of ‘Black Lives Matter’

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“…The “Black Lives Matter” movement focuses on the fact that black citizens

have long been far more likely than whites to die

at the hands of the police, and is of a piece with this history.

Demonstrators who chant the phrase are making the same declaration

that voting rights and civil rights activists made a half-century ago.

They are not asserting that black lives are more precious than white lives.

They are underlining an indisputable fact

— that the lives of black citizens in this country historically have not mattered,

and have been discounted and devalued.

People who are unacquainted with this history are

understandably uncomfortable with the language of the movement.

But politicians who know better and seek to strip this issue

of its racial content and context are acting in bad faith.

They are trying to cover up an unpleasant truth

and

asking the country to collude with them.

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ICANFEEL_SKIN_LEAD:BLACK_2015_CATHERINELJOHNSONI CAN FEEL: YOUR SKIN                                                      Catherine L. Johnson   2015

 

 

 

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Please note:
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/06/17/icanfeel-summer-2015-catherine-l-johnson/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/07/16/icanfeel-skin-lead-on-blacklead-on-gold-2015-catherine-l-johnson/
http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/icanfeel-skin-2015

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“I/Thou”- the sacred/humane practice of the Golden Rule

is EMPATHY

which counters WE v the “OTHER”.

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