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NOW 12 PAINTINGS -19 AUGUST 2013 + UPDATED UNTIL THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF MARTIN LUTHER KING’S MARCH on WASHINGTON- 28 AUGUST + THE HUMANITY PORTFOLIO 2013 + CATHERINE L. JOHNSON + WHATCOLOROFSKINDOYOUWEAR/WHATCOLOROFSKINDOYOUFEAR + HUMANITY: BLOOD IS RED IS BLOOD RED + HUMANITY: WHATCOLORISKINDISWHATCOLOR

THE HUMANITY PORTFOLIO
2013
 

 CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

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WAHTCOLOROFSKINDOYOUWEAR CATHERINE L. JOHNSON 2013;Catherine L. Johnson; WHATCOLOROFSKINDOYOUFEAR                   CATHERINE L. JOHNSON 2013

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RESPECTREQUIRESTRUSTEQUALITYANDEMPATHY CATHERINE L JOHNSON 2013; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;  RESPECTREQUIRESTRUSTEQUALITYEMPATHY  CATHERINE L. JOHNSON 2013 

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WHITEWASH/ LIARSBELIEVEONLYTHEIRTRUTH CATHERINE L JOHNSON 2013; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;  WHITEWASH/LIARSONLYBELIEVETHEIRTRUTH     CATHERINE L. JOHNSON 2013

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NAMEMEHOWYOUSEEMENAMEMEFORWHOIAM CATHERINE L. JOHNSON 2013; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;
NAMEMEHOWYOUSEEMENAMEMEFORWHOIAM   CATHERINE L. JOHNSON 2013 

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SLURSCARSDEEPWOUNDS CATHERINE L JOHNSON 2013;CATHERINE L. JOHNSONSLURSSCARSDEEPWOUNDS                               CATHERINE L. JOHNSON 2013 

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WHATCOLORISARACISTISWHAT CATHERINE L JOHNSON 2013;catherine L. Johnson;WHATCOLORISARACISTISWHAT                   CATHERINE L. JOHNSON 2013 

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 BLOODISREDISBLOODRED             CATHERINE L. JOHNSON 2013

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HUMANITY: BLACKSERVEDCIVILLYBLUE CATHERINE L JOHNSON 2013; CatherineL. Johnson; SERVEDCIVILLYBLACK+BLUEINVISIBLEPEOPLE   CATHERINE L. JOHNSON 2013 

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WHATCOLORISKINDISWHATCOLOR CATHERINE L JOHNSON 2013; Catherine L. Johnson;   WHATCOLORISKINDISWHATCOLOR          CATHERINE L. JOHNSON 2013

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LABELTHECOLOROFLIFELABELLIFECOLOR CATHERINE L JOHNSON 2013: Catherine L. Johnson;LABELTHECOLOROFLIFELABELLIFE                  CATHERINE L. JOHNSON 2013

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HUMANITY PORTFOLIO: AREYOUARACISTDOYOUKNOWARACISTAREYOU CATHERINE L JOHNSON 2013; CATHERINE L. JOHNSONAREYOUARACISTDOYOUKNOWARACISTAREYOU  CATHERINE L. JOHNSON 2013 

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AREYOUSCAREDIAMSACREDCANYOUSEE CATHERINE L JOHNSON 2013:Catherine L. Johnson;
   AREYOUSCAREDIAMSACREDCANYOUSEE           CATHERINE L. JOHNSON 2013

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PLEASE CLICK TWICE ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE

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PAINTING #1 MEASURES 14.5″ H x 25″ W
PAINTING #2 MEASURES 13.5″ H x 31″ W
 PAINTING #3 MEASURES 14.5″ H x 30.5″ W
PAINTING #4 MEASURES 12″ H x 32″ W
PAINTING #5 MEASURES 18.5″ H x 12.5 ” W
PAINTING #6 MEASURES 12″ H x 25″ W
PAINTING #8 MEASURES 24″ H x 15″ W
 PAINTING #7, #9, #10 MEASURE 11″ H x 30″ W
PAINTING #11 MEASURES 12″ H x 25.5 ” W
PAINTING #12 MEASURES 21″ H x 13.5 ” W

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To view the remaining original works in

THE HUMANITY PORTFOLIO,

please click on links below:
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2013/08/24/now-13-paintings-23-august-2013-updated-until-the-50th-anniversary-of-martin-luther-kings-march-on-washington-28-august-the-humanity-portfolio-2013-catherine-l-johnson/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2013/08/29/fifteen-paintings-28-august-2013-the-humanity-portfolio-28-august-2013-the-50th-anniversary-of-the-march-on-washington-for-freedom-jobs-rev-dr-martin-luther-kings-i-have-a-dream-s/

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Any dominant culture in a society
has shaped optics
that sees the world
exclusively
according to
THEIR values + THEIR needs
-which are then translated into external structures:
systems, institutions, consciousness,
semiotics and laws
that upholds a specific
crystallized
worldview.

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And, then there is the “other”,
the outside, the foreign, the feared,
that does not resonate
with the dominant culture’s optics.
The “other” is deemed invisible; less than, aberrant; threatening, etc.
A dynamic is established to keep the “other” blind, begging and blamed.
The “other” can be in multiples in a society,
yet,
their presence is cancelled.

WHITEWASHED.

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The shaped optics are rigid
 and
are held with a tight, death grip
-blindly, gripping
because of the terror of dissolution
of  the withstanding power matrix
-the  signifier identity of a dominant culture.
No dialogue.
No empathy.
No courage.
No invitation to the table,
 welcoming and praising
of how God’s gifts
are shaped in  a wide +  deep spectrum
of diverse blooms.
 A dominant culture sees their optics and practices as right,
and
cannot empathize with the “other”.
There is no incentive/motivation/purpose
to understand,
participate
and
acknowledge
the reality of the “other”.

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Losing control is a visceral FEAR of a dominant culture
 and
judgement of  the “other”
is a practice of differentiating the “other”
that  protects the  exclusivity/privilege
upheld by the the dominant culture.

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The dominant culture defines normal.

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The dominant culture does not have to be the majority of a population.

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The shaped optics are a contortion/distortion
that becomes imprinted
in the heart and spine of the individual
and
the society as whole.
The practice of  the other “wishing” they had the bluest eye;
did not limp; did not live in a chair;
did not wear the color of skin they were born in
sows the cruel seeds of inhumanity.

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The dominant culture steals freedom  of one’s birthright:
breath.
Yahweh.
Inhale.
Exhale.
8.
And, then there is an exquisite r/evolution
where  the humanity of humanity
seizes
and
the breath of life expands.
Calling out the truth.
Calling out the truth.
Calling out the truth.

I SEE YOU.

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CATHERINE L. JOHNSON
ARTIST 

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