Free Art &
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward
appearance of things, but their inward significance." ~Aristotle
Essence Portrait by Judy Rey Wasserman begins with a basic portrait in
black and white, and sometimes shades of gray.
these somewhat resemble the basic photo-manipulations of Andy Warhol's
silkscreens, the Essence Portraits are not photo-manipulations; each
created by the artist's hand using strokes that are with brushes and
pens using acrylics and art inks on paper or board. The strokes used
are always symbols, and so far, all of the symbols used are the
original letters from specially selected Bible texts that seem to
pertain to each person depicted.
All of the
basic Essence Portraits below are by Judy Rey Wasserman. Their titles
refer to the text(s) used for the symbols that make up all of the
strokes of the portrait.