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.  The largest works measured 40″ H x 26″ W.

Private collections.

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,  about the Tibetan Buddhist practice of spinning prayer wheels found in homes and in public. The action of  spinning a prayer wheel releases 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/