Catherine L. Johnson

LOTUS 20TEN, a cycle of sixteen works

YOUR VOICE IS MY LULLABY AND LOTUS BLOOM
YOUR VOICE IS MY LULLABY AND LOTUS BLOOM
YOUR SIGHT IS MY WATER AND LOTUS BLOOM
YOUR SIGHT IS MY WATER AND LOTUS BLOOM
MRC20TEN sea of LOTUS
MRC20TEN sea of LOTUS

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LOTUS 20TEN, a cycle of sixteen works
A series of the five senses. SensUal/SensUous

Rhythm and balance- is a beautiful work of art and love.




Sixteen works- each measuring 28" H x 22" W


Each work is a song and a synthesis between the senses, water, depths of love and lotus blooms.


Visual layers, veils, layers, layers of soundwhisperssongslullabygospelrisingwhispersound.



Please note: click on the image TWICE- reveals the sound.


The roots of a lotus are in the mud, the stem grows up through the water, and the heavily scented flower lies pristinely above the water, basking in the sunlight. This pattern of growth signifies the progress of the soul from the primeval mud of materialism, through the waters of experience, and into the bright sunshine of enlightenment.



Rhythm and balance- is a beautiful work of art and love.


I looove the art of Esperanza Spalding: a cascade of
glistening stars swinging and soaring through the night sky!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=15M62OtLrBQ

I looove the work of J.Dilla. AWEmazing...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z2vMBuOxFM&feature=related
J. Dilla Think Twice
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ncSt5xC8Uk
J. Dilla Nothing Like This



All of jazz vocalist Rene Marie's breath of truth.


The sixteen names of each work can be found below my poem...



ThoU and I/I and ThoU

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.




Come to me with your root and veins:
in mud and debris;
in fear and bitterness;
in uncertainty and tears;
in shreds and shame; and
in belief and faith
to love.


Come to me with your hands open:
to breathe;
to fall;
to rise;
to break open; and
to speak and sing
to love.


Come to me with touch and a soft candle:
for no language;
for music;
for unbound universes;
for unmade bed cathedrals; and
for joy
to love.


Come to me to release the divinity:
of all the colors and tastes and sounds of true blue;
of once excruciating scars;
of nourishing and unspeakable sex;
of gentle caress; and
of being found
to love.


As a gospel song of freedom,
I will respond the same
for you.
To, for and with love.


Catherine L. Johnson
24 June 2010


The LOTUS 20TEN- a cycle of sixteen works created during the summer of 2010.


YOUR SIGHT IS MY WATER AND LOTUS DREAM
YOUR TASTE IS MY BLISS AND LOTUS BLOOM
YOUR SCENT IS MY SWEET LOTUS CUP
YOUR TOUCH IS MY LOTUS SONG SUNG
YOUR VOICE IS MY ROOT AND LOTUS
YOUR VOICE IS MY LULLABY AND LOTUS BLOOM
YOUR VOICE IS MY LOTUS METEOR AND EROS
YOUR VOICE IS MY DOVE AND LOTUS BLOOM
YOUR VOICE IS MY PELVIS AND LOTUS WING
YOUR VOICE IS MY LOTUS AND PELVIS
YOUR VOICE IS MY HEART AND LOTUS BLOOM
YOUR VOICE IS MY DIAMOND AND LOTUS BLOOM
YOUR VOICE IS MY WILDERNESS AND LOTUS BLOOM
YOUR VOICE IS MY HOME AND LOTUS BLOOM
YOUR LOVE IS MY EROS AND LOTUS BLOOM
YOUR LOVE IS MY LOVE AND LOTUS BLOOM





Falling in love you remain a child; rising in love you mature. By and by
love becomes not a relationship, it becomes a state of your being. Not that you are in love - now you are love.
OSHO

Truly to sing, that is a different breath.
Rainer Maria Rilke


A merging of two people is an impossibility, and where it seems to exist, it is a hemming-in, a mutual consent that robs one party or both parties of their fullest freedom and development. But once the realization is accepted that even between the closest people infinite distances exist, a marvelous living side-by-side can grow up for them, if they succeed in loving the expanse between them, which gives them the possibility of always seeing each other as a whole and before an immense sky.
Rainer Maria Rilke


All the soarings of my mind begin in my blood.
Rainer Maria Rilke


Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and
greet each other.
Rainer Maria Rilke



Language is for non-lovers, those who are not in love. For lovers,
silence is enough language. Without saying anything, they go on
speaking.
OSHO



Become loving. When you are in the embrace, become the embrace.Become the kiss. Forget yourself so totally that you can say, "I am no more. Only love exists." Then the heart is not beating, but
love is beating. Then the blood is not circulating, but love is circulating.
Then eyes are not seeing, love is seeing. Then hands are not moving to touch, love is moving to touch. Become love and enter everlasting life. Love suddenly changes your dimension. You are thrown out of time and you are facing eternity. Love can become a deep meditation, the deepest possible. Lovers have known sometimes what saints have not known.
OSHO



Listening is one of the basic secrets of entering into the temple
of God. Listening means passivity. Listening means forgetting yourself completely - only then can you listen. When you listen attentively to somebody, you forget yourself. If you cannot forget yourself, you never listen. If you are too self-conscious about yourself, you simply pretend that you are listening - you dont listen. You may nod your head;
you may sometimes say yes and no, but you are not listening. When you listen, you become just a passage, a passivity, a receptivity, a womb: you become feminine. And to arrive one has to become feminine. You cannot reach God as aggressive invaders, conquerors. You can reach God only...or it will be better to say God can reach you only when you are receptive, a feminine receptivity. When you become yin, a receptivity, the door is open - and you wait. Listening
is the art for becoming passive.
OSHO



Thou and I/I and Thou
Lotus Heart Tantra is about seeing the Divine in the other, and seeing the Divine within oneself -communing as Divines together in ultimate polar-union-integration. Its about raising our energy to that of the higher vibrations of the Divine and thus being more aligned with our essential self. The practice of sacred sex fuels connectedness and nourishes the soul -lover and the beloved- in ecstatic harmony.


Sound. Music. / Music. Sound.



LOTUS 20 TEN, a cycle of sixteen works.
A series of the five senses. SensUal/SensUous


Shown: YOUR VOICE IS MY LULLABY AND LOTUS BLOOM


Each work measures 28" H x 22" W, mixed media on board.


Each work has writing that sings/calls to and with the lotus image and invokes one of the five senses. A/live.


(a small commissioned work, YOUR LOVE IS MY LOVE AND LOTUS BLOOM, was placed in a private collection in Asia)


LOTUS research:
http://www.newsfinder.org/site/more/lotus_the_flower_the_symbol/

Artist Work


Roles

Artist

All Work

Red Sea Crossing: Blood Memoirs 1995 #1
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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
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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