Halo: The Prayer Wheel 2003

Halo: The Prayer Wheel 2003

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Improvisations.

A collection of whirling whorls of iridescent of silver or gold paint on various colors of board or heavyweight archival paper. The measurements varied from one work to the next.  Note: the metallic sliver on navy blue images measures 26″H x19″W. The largest works measured 40″ H x 26″ W.

Private / Corporate collections – nationwide and Canada: meditation rooms and wellness centers.

With eyes shut, I would hold a white crayon and draw circles on the surface. Eyes open, the paint brush full of paint was laid on the concentric circles – the crayon resisted the paint. Each work presented a document of actions: pentimento of temporal/spatial energy.

The works records intensifying energy necessary to unleash a bound form into whorls of ever expanding new gospel songs.

A world traveler told me, upon viewing my unfolding new series, Halo: The Prayer Wheel,  asked if I was a Buddhist? Have you visited Tibet? No, i replied. He told me of the Tibetan Buddhist practice of spinning prayer wheels found in private homes and in the community public space. The action of spinning a prayer wheel releases the compassionate energy within every individual into the world!  I was stunned by this new knowledge – and. felt the jolt of universal divinity!

The catalyst of the series was the synchronicity of two profound events:
the dying of my beloved friend, Jane Matteson, with her soul turning to heaven and America’s invasion of Iraq.

 

For further information:

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2011/08/23/23-august-8twenty-third-august-23/

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2021/06/24/1016-halo-the-prayer-wheel-2003-catherine-l-johnson-an-american-mosaic-a-classical-covid-tribute-listen-listen-oh-do-listen/

 

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