Catherine L. Johnson

RISE ME #6 2009

RISE ME #6   2009
RISE ME #6 2009

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Statement

RISE ME #6 2009

Please note:
my work is an experience,  that
needs an encounter for its truth. It is likened to viewing a photograph
of a lover in contrast to reveling in the actual presence of the
beloved-a real commUnIcation.

So it is with ALL my work.



I believe tenderly.



Fire ravages the forest dead.

Charred and spires fallen.


Now silent with no bird song.

Hush.



Quietly,

and with patience,

a new life

breaks open and


comes green.



Like the devastated heart

awakened by love's sweet lullaby

and in one moment gasping

for breath.

Now charred silent and blue.

Hush.



Quietly,

and with patience,

a new life whispers, calls

out, shouts out,


and then roars,


turning about

the blue,

and breaks open,

slowly and suddenly,
to rainbow colors.



I believe tenderly.

Catherine L. Johnson



Don't let my sorrow make evil of me.

Tony Kushner's musical Caroline, or Change


I know it hurt to change. /

It actually hurts, knowing something new, /

and when you're full-grown, it's harder, that's true- /

it feel like you got to break apart, /

it feel like you got to break apart your own heart, /

but folks do it. They do. /

Every day, all the time. /

Alone, afraid, folks like you. /

You got to let go of where you been. /

You got to move on from the place you're in. /

Don't drown in that basement. Change or sink. /

Let go, forget, move on. /

This ain't time for prayin'. You got to think.

Tony Kushner's musical Caroline, or Change



RISE ME #6 2009

Please note: my work is an experience that needs an encounter for its truth. It is likened to viewing a photograph of a lover in contrast to reveling in the actual presence of
a lover.


Twelve works in the RISE ME 2009 series.

Mixed media

Measurements: 40" H x 26" W





Artist Work


Roles

Artist

All Work

Red Sea Crossing: Blood Memoirs 1995 #1
CATHERINEfALL2011ARTist
Resurrection (The Holtkotter Project) 1996
My Mother's Garden 1997 and 2006
Breath 1997
Pine Tree: An Appeal to Heaven 1998
Pure River 1999
Pure River Triptych 1999
11 September 2001- one of four original works
Pine Tree: Te Deum 2002
The Matteson Suites: Wilderness Songs 2002 #1
Halo: The Prayer Wheel 2003
Waterfall 2003-2004 #1
Waterfall 2003-2004 #2
Florals/Bloom Series 2004- present
Pine Tree: INFINITY 2004
HEARTFIRE triptych
Pine Tree: HOPE 2005
The Gold River 2006 #1
BEHOLD: Laurel 2006 #1
The Chandelier Drawings 2006 #1
The Chandelier Drawings 2006 #4
The Chandelier Drawings 2006 #8
Halo: Circle (black on red) 2007
Halo: Circle 2007
IRIS: Ocean 2007
Touchstone: The Water Chants 2007-08
Mercy Mercy Mercy Drawings #7 2008
Mercy Mercy Mercy Drawings #8 2008
Tabula Rasa: The Dance Suites triptych 2008
CRaDLE. WiNG. ShiP. 2009 #2
Crescent. Water. Moon. 2009 #1
Break: OPEN 2009 triptych - Panel I
Break: OPEN 2009 triptych - Panel II
Break: OPEN 2009 triptych - Panel III
LOVE LOVE LOVE FEAR 2009
LEAVE ME NOW #12 2009
RISE ME #6 2009
MILK + HONEY #1 2009
PRIVATE RHYTHM: BEAUTIFUL FORTITUDE 2009
PRIVATE RHYTHM: BEAUTY IS DIVINE IS BEAUTY 2009
PRIVATE RHYTHM: TOUCH 2009
PRIVATE RHYTHM: YOUREXHALEMYINHALEYOUR 2009
PRIVATE RHYTHM: MY THROAT SINGING YOU 2009
PRIVATE RHYTHM: MOVING GRACE 2009
Calvin Charles Gallery Show Announcement
PRIVATE RHYTHM opening Calvin Charles Gallery 14 January Twenty Ten
SPARROW #1 2010
SPARROW #8 2010
SPARROW #9 2010
SPARROW FLY HAPPY FLY 20TEN Pinocchio's story
NEST: THERE IS MORE FOR YOU #1 2010
NEST: FOR YOU THERE IS HEAVENLY BLISS AND SONG #2
NEST: FOR YOU MY GIFT IS NOT HIDING FOR ME #6 2010
NEST: FOR YOU SLOWLY COME NEAR MY HEART FOR ME #7 2010
NEST: THE MORNING LIGHT FINDS YOU BEAUTIFUL THERE #8 2010
NEST: FOR YOU A LULLABY #9 2010
NEST: FOR YOU MY TRUTH IS MY WING FOR ME #10 2010
MISSISSIPPI RIVER CHALLENGE 20TEN PADDLER'S PREMIUM SPARROW 2010 PRINTS
ST. PAUL'S SPRING ART CRAWL 23-25 APRIL 2010
ARTISTBREATHINGWINGS
LOTUS 20TEN, a cycle of sixteen works
UNVEIL truth/TRUTH unveil
BLACKBIRD: WING 20TEN
AT NIGHT I FEEL YOUR WINGS MAJESTY BLACKBIRD: WING 20TEN
RISING I BELIEVE IN YOU YOU ARE NOT FALLING YOU ARE RISING YOU ARE RISING RISING RISING 20TEN
Pine Tree: Moon RAPTURES 2010
I WISH I KNEW 2011
EGYPT 11 FEBRUARY 2011
Pine Tree: ROSE 2011
JAPAN/MEDITATION 2011
HurricaneRAPTURElantern ART/SOUND INSTALLATION 2011
rOses 2011
BODY & SOUL / SOUL & BODY 2011
Pine Tree: BODY & SOUL 2011