Thomas Berger Johnson Drawings

Lincoln, Nebraska, West End, pencil, undated

Lincoln, Nebraska, West End, pencil, undated

River Dwellers, pen and ink, undated

River Dwellers, pen and ink, undated

The Artist's Mother, charcoal, 1926

The Artist's Mother, charcoal, 1926

Center of the Universe  Center of the Universe, pencil, 1966

Center of the Universe, pencil, 1966

The point at which any man stands "is the center of the universe...a huge gyroscope." He stands at the center of a terrestrial (horizontal) rotating wheel and a celestial (vertical) rotating wheel. Let a man move where he will..."beneath [his] feet is the center of the universe."

Shadow, pencil, 1962

Shadow, pencil, 1962

The spirit is the only REALITY.
All else is but the shadow of REALITY.

Keep in the Middle of the Road, pencil, 1944

Keep in the Middle of the Road, pencil, 1944

I'll fix my eyes on the golden star,
Keepin' de middle of the road.
This world is full of sinful things,
Keepin' de middle of the road.

All God's Children Got Wings, pencil, 1944

All God's Children Got Wings, pencil, 1944

All God's children got a robe,
I'm going to put on my robe and a'shout 
all over God's Heaven.
All God's children got wings,
I'm going to put on my wings, and a'fly 
all over God's Heaven.

Somebody's Knockin' at Your Door, pencil, 1944

Somebody's Knockin' at Your Door, pencil, 1944

Somebody's knockin' at your door.
Oh! sinner why don't you answer?

Somebody's knockin' at your door.
Oh! sinner why don't you answer?
Somebody's knockin' at your door.

Were You There, pencil, 1944

Were You There, pencil, 1944

Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
Were you there when they nailed Him to the tree?
Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh! Sometimes it causes me 
to tremble, tremble.

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