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Psalm 122 (Rembrandt)

Psalm 113 (Vincent van Gogh)

Psalm 133 (Oprah)

ESSENCE series portraits

Portraits Made with Symbol-Strokes

"And God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them." -- Genesis 1:27

There are two kinds of portraits in the Essence series.

The first kind is made of a person's name in Hebrew (or Hebrew name) and creating a stylized portrait. Judy Rey Wasserman's logo-signature in the banner above is an example of this. It uses the letters of her Hebrew name Hebrew name, Yehudi Rachel, for the strokes.

The other kind of portrait -- the one illustrated by the portraits on this page -- uses symbol-strokes (Hebrew letters) from Bible texts for each stroke. The texts are selected for theie meaning and appropriateness to the subject at the time. They may reflect the person's life of be a blessing for them.

In the portrait at the top right of this page, of Judy Rey's granddaughter, Anna Sara, the text was chosen to be a blessing and intention for young Anna.

The Psalms chosen for the portraits of van Gogh, Monet and Rembrandt reflect their lives and work.

The essence of you or a loved one can now be revealed through your favorite immortal biblical Hebrew text(s). An original portrait makes a great family heirloom and cherished gift. What are your favorite texts? How would you like to be remembered?

Commissions for portraits of children and adults are happily considered. Commission packages usually include an original portrait plus 2 signed and numbered canvas prints for friends and loved ones. Each package and presentation is determined with the patron on an individual basis. Photos of the portrait subject may be taken by JRW in the NYC area or your portrait may be based on copies of favorite photos sent to the artist. Contact Judy Rey Wasserman today via email or phone (631) 259-3476 M-Th 11 AM -7 PM, Fri 11-3PM Eastern Time, to discuss details and reserve a place on the waiting list. Weekends, leave a message with a phone number and so the call may be promptly returned. Wee look forward to hearing from you. Questions? Comments? Click here to email!

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More articles on this series:

Psalm 19 (Andy Warhol)

Psalm 96 (Madonna)


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