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21st Dec 2015

Holiday Card Bible-text Art Blessings

This year, I’ve actually created three seasonally Bible-texts based images.  This abundance is due to current events, plus a last minute problem with my archival fine art printer, which will be easily repaired, but not in time to send out any cards, except via email.

The first image stems from my response to the terrorist attacks in Paris. Since Hanukkah came early this year, the attacks in the city of Light narrowly preceded the festival of light. I created a basic essence Portrait of the Eiffel Tower using the original letters from psalms 1 and 23 for the strokes. Then, for the first night of Hanukkah I added a Candle of Hope to the top of the tower, and entitled it: Je Suis Charlie! Here’s a link to that blog & image: Je Suis Charlie Hanukkah

Next came the image I had planned to create this year in response to the winter holiday season and climate change, as here in New York we are setting records for warmth this past November and now December. Plus, this polar bear image is the first of several based on bears of the Bible, where bears are often used prophetically, such as in Daniel 7.  You will see that image in the next blog, in a few days.

Finally, today, since the current even in my own office became that the printer needs maintenance, I prayed and mercifully was inspired quickly with the idea of that I could quickly create as original art.  This seemed like a kind of miracle to me, since my artworks are usually filled with many, many Torah font letters.  The trick was to combine Conceptual Word Art with only a bit of Post Conceptual Art.  Even so, this drastically reduced the number of cards I am actually sending, or returning. Basically relatives, close friends and business associates are being surprised with original art.

Below you have a scanned in copy of the image, both inside and back, which is written in pencil on what is the verso of the image. The actual front of the card serves to protect the image through the mail. Of course, the paper and inks are all archival.

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BACK:

 

Notice how my artist-signature is a kind of self portrait ceated using the letters of my name in Hebrew to create the face.

Wherever you are, whatever you do this season, I hope that you and your loved ones are happy, fulfilled and safe.

 

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Judy Rey Wasserman is an artist and the founder of Post Conceptual Art theory and also the

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Judy Rey Wasserman is an artist and the founder of Post Conceptual Art theory and also the branch known as UnGraven Image Art at ungravenimage.com. Get a copy of the currently free prior to and during an upcoming crowd funding campaign e book: In the Beginning via the right hand column on this page or via http://artofseeingthedivine.com/booklet.htm.

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06th Dec 2015

Je Suis Charlie! – First Night of Hanukkah 2015

“Je Suis Charlie Eiffel Tower 1st Night of Hanukkah 2015”, is meant for both Christians and Jews, and anyone else who wishes to participate in a much needed festival of light to dispel the darkness that encroaches.

Definitely Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday and originated before the time of Jesus. Yet this holiday also easily belongs to all Christians who seek to actually follow Jesus as he celebrated in, known also as the Feast of Dedication in the Christian Testament in John 10:22-23.

The Hanukkah story itself is not found in the Hebrew Testament, but in the Apocrypha. Essentially, it commemorates a great miracle hat occurred when after defeating Judah’s enemies, the Macabees found themselves with only enough oil to keep the holy menorah lit for one more day. The light of the holy menorah was to be kept eternally lit, and through prayer for Divine intervention menorah remained miraculously lit for eight days until additional oil arrived. Thus the e n, the xpression, “A great miracle happened here!”.

Shortly after the Friday evening of the November 13, 2015 ISIS (Daish) terrorist attacks on Paris, I got the idea of artistically placing a memorial candle at the top of the Eiffel Tower. There actually is a light at the highest point at the top of the Eiffel Tower, but it is not a candle and does not resemble a flame.

Granted that somehow creating public art by creating a “candle” with or without a real flame at the top of the Eiffel Tower might also be stunning, the physical and financial activity of accomplishing this is beyond any quick accomplishment, even if undertaken by a great public works artist such as Christo. However, as a painter, I “build” with paints, inks, paper and canvas., so I can show you a candle at the top of the Eiffel Tower.

The strokes in my works are all actually symbols. The symbols used are the original Hebrew letters from Bible texts. Thus, although an image seems to appear, such as a candle or the Eiffel Tower, in reality al that is really “written” or paned are the words) comprised of letters) from Bible texts. The texts used in this image are Psalm 27 (for the Candle of Hope), and Psalms 1 & 23 for the Eiffel Tower.

Both the Candle of Hope and Eiffel Tower image also exist as separate handmade works. They were digitally combined to create what is called a tradigital work (both handmade and digital), entitled “Je Suis Charlie! – First Night of Hanukkah 2015”.

France has the fourth largest Jewish population in the world. Jews are recorded as living peacefully in France since before 1 A.D.

Wishing you and your loved ones , wherever you are, a season blessed with light, joy, fulfillment and safety.

Eiffel Tower created with strokes from Bible's Psalm 1 and Psalm 23 by Judy Rey Wasserman* * *

Judy Rey Wasserman is an artist and the founder of Post Conceptual Art theory and also the branch known as UnGraven Image Art at ungravenimage.com. Get a copy of the currently free prior to and during an upcoming crowd funding campaign e book: In the Beginning via the right hand column on this page or via http://artofseeingthedivine.com/booklet.htm.

Check out the investment quality limited edition prints and decorative fine art at the online store and secure shopping cart. All purchases 100% guaranteed satisfaction. Plus, you can also get a copy of In the Beginning (still free at the date of this blog) or the “Manifesto of UnGraven Image Art – a Painting’s Meaning is Inherent in its Strokes”, plus gain membership to the mailing list via the store.

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04th Dec 2015

Eiffel Tower Created from Psalms 1 and 23

The image below of the Eiffel Tower is created with strokes of the original Hebrew letters of Psalms 1 and 23. It is an artistic response of hope, determination and even triumph in relation to the terrorist attacks on Paris on November 13, 2015 by radical Islamists.

The letter-strokes often overlap each other, so the words and texts are not readable. However, although it appears that you are looking at a depiction of the Eiffel Tower, what is actually drawn or written are the Torah font letters of the two psalms. It is a form of Post Conceptual Art, as the concept of the meaning of the work comes from the meaning of the text of the strokes.

These two psalms are known as prayers/songs of both comfort and hope. Jews and Christians often use them at funerals and memorials, including the Jewish service of Yizkor.

I created this image to appear as one would actually see the Eiffel Tower on a sunny day.  Our eyes would not take in every detail, like an architect’s rendering, especially since the tower is somewhat reflective and light bounces off and dances upon it on a sunny day.  Also, this portrait is one of hope and even victory of spirit as the tower reaches to the heavens — at least that is what I worked to visually show.

This basic Essence Portrait (meaning it has black strokes so that I can (and will certainly) use it also in other works and paintings) is my artistic response to the horrific radical Islam terrorist attacks in Paris on the evening of November 13, 2015.

Below the work are English translations of psalms 1 and 23.

Eiffel Tower created with strokes from Bible's Psalm 1 and Psalm 23 by Judy Rey Wasserman
Psalm 1 and Psalm 23 (Eiffel Tower) by Judy Rey Wasserman

Psalm 1
1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
6 For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
Psalm 23
1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

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Judy Rey Wasserman is an artist and the founder of Post Conceptual Art theory and also the branch known as UnGraven Image Art at ungravenimage.com. Get a copy of the currently free prior to and during an upcoming crowd funding campaign e book: In the Beginning via the right hand column on this page or via http://artofseeingthedivine.com/booklet.htm.

Check out the investment quality limited edition prints and decorative fine art at the online store and secure shopping cart. All purchases 100% guaranteed satisfaction. Plus, you can also get a copy of In the Beginning (still free at the date of this blog) or the “Manifesto of UnGraven Image Art – a Painting’s Meaning is Inherent in its Strokes”, plus gain membership to the mailing list via the store.

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