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Allways Greener (the fireflies hold on) © Catherine Rutgers 2020

“Allways Greener (the fireflies hold on)” © Catherine Rutgers 2020

Tiny dancers, star-sprung rocks, the Counter-Intuitions are living everywhere. You can find them here, and I hope you do. Wave on, Cat

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An artist’s media library is like the DNA of her soul

Soul Mapping Time © Catherine Rutgers 2020

Steeled Reflection © Catherine Rutgers 2020

Hue of My Heart © Catherine Rutgers 2020

Vitally Viridescent © Catherine Rutgers 2020

Harlequin Reclaims Her Status © Catherine Rutgers 2020

Shimmer Through Silk © Catherine Rutgers 2020

En Cabochon © Catherine Rutgers 2020

First Light © Catherine Rutgers 2020

01 Soul Mapping Time, 02 Steeled Reflection, 03 Hue of My Heart,
04 Vitally Viridescent, 05 Harlequin Reclaims Her Status, 06 Shimmer through Silk,
07 En Cabochon, 08 First Light © Catherine Rutgers 2020

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Peaceful Feeling

Peaceful Feeling © Catherine Rutgers 2020

© Catherine Rutgers, May 2020

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Geometry Rebreathes

why it was only a few short years ago, he said
when you were just a slip of a girl

but now I am the eternal flame in your hearth
the buffalo chip of your home fires

and I’m watching my back
watching my step
letting them move all the way in
as I watch the closing doors

and I’m watching my weight
minding my manners
watching the river flow

and I’m scanning the horizon
waiting for sunrise

waiting for you to change your mind

for the tipping of your hat
the changing of the guard
the next big thing

my lucky break

and I am waiting to strike
until the iron is hot

and I’m searching for the apple that’s ripe
the ever-bearing orchard
the inevitable circus tent where you will be the one
who is jumping through the many-colored hoops

of fire

and it makes no difference

to the crust of the earth
the flow of the tides
the course of events
or the face of history

but I am waiting for the avalanche
that is bound to release me
and I know that it is coming
any day now

any

day

The Eternal Flame in Your Hearth © Catherine Rutgers 2020

Letting Them Move All the Way In © Catherine Rutgers 2020

Searching for the Ever-Bearing Orchard © Catherine Rutgers 2020

Scan the Horizon © Catherine Rutgers 2020

The Course of Events © Catherine Rutgers 2020

My Lucky Break © Catherine Rutgers 2020

Until the Iron Is Hot © Catherine Rutgers 2020

The Flow of the Tides © Catherine Rutgers 2020

The Crust of the Earth © Catherine Rutgers 2020

Jumping Through the Many-Colored Hoops © Catherine Rutgers 2020

Bound to Release Me © Catherine Rutgers 2020

The poem is “A Slip of a Girl” from my illustrated chapbook no angel: the rock-and-roll icon woman who just wasn’t anybody’s mother, created in October 1994.

I started working with the idea for geometrical abstracts on Friday, April 3rd. Today, I was ready to name the chosen pieces for this post, when fragments from the poem flashed into my memory. Now, the text is a prelude to the art. It’s always an interesting trip.

Words and images by Catherine Rutgers © April 2020

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Landswept Vista (alternative landscapes for April 2020)

Spring Arrives © Catherine Rutgers 2020

Freshly Swept Sunrise © Catherine Rutgers 2020

Waterglow Pond Edge © Catherine Rutgers 2020

Sweet Blush from Inside the Flower © Catherine Rutgers 2020

The Landswept Vista © Catherine Rutgers 2020

Images by Catherine Rutgers © 14 April 2020

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Anticipation

Rebreathe © Catherine Rutgers 2020

Inkling © Catherine Rutgers 2020

Ancient Zero Nine-Nine-Four © Catherine Rutgers 2020

Ten-Ten © Catherine Rutgers 2020

Maxxed © Catherine Rutgers 2020

Revolution X © Catherine Rutgers 2020

On Pause © Catherine Rutgers 2020

Flowing or Flowing Out © Catherine Rutgers 2020

Tension Attention © Catherine Rutgers 2020

Assumptive Tilt (Rare and Archaic) © Catherine Rutgers 2020

Divided © Catherine Rutgers 2020

The Fervent Matter © Catherine Rutgers 2020

Elusion in Wonderland © Catherine Rutgers 2020Photos taken on July 1, 2008, between 7:18 and 7:22 p.m. Somewhat in the original sequence, sometimes adjusted to tell a story.

The first image was software-filtered (Gaussian blur). The motion in all the others came from moving the camera.

This plotline is not yet resolved.

Catherine Rutgers © 2020

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