LOTUS a cycle of sixteen works 2010

LOTUS a cycle of sixteen works 2010

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LOTUS20TEN: YOURVOICEISMYLULLABY+LOTUSBLOOM 2010 CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;
YOUR VOICE IS MY LULLABY AND LOTUS BLOOM

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A cycle of sixteen works.

A series of the five senses.

SensUal/SensUous

Mixed media on board. Each work measures 28″ H x 22″ W.

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

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.

A/live.

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

 

For further information:

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/

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2012/08/15/lotus-lotus-sutra-blooming-heart-light/

The roots of a lotus are in the mud, the stem grows up through the water, and the heavily scented pristine flower lies 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

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 connection and nourishes the soul –lover and the beloved– in ecstatic harmony. 

Sound. Music. / Music. Sound.

A small commissioned work, YOUR LOVE IS MY LOVE AND LOTUS BLOOM, was placed in a private collection in South Asia.

 

 

 

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