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15th Sep 2021

Can Vision Control Feelings?

How a person sees can help create a happy and fulfilled life – or the opposite.

Medical advances that are restoring vision to the previously blind, along with brain imaging have uncovered truths about how human vision works.

Some of this information was discovered when medical breakthroughs for a few conditions allowed surgeons to restore the eyesight of adults who had been blind since birth or early childhood. While the procedures were a success, the patients were completely unable to see how many fingers were held up, recognize faces or see anything more than impressions of light.

People have been rendered blind, or blind in specific ways by damage to their brains, even though their eyes were fully functioning. For instance, one brain injured man can see, but is not able to recognize any faces. Why? Because his condition incapacitates the section of the brain dedicated to retaining memories of faces. They cannot compare the impressions of light to previous impressions of light to decode the information received from the newly seeing eyes.

How Vision Works

Scientific findings indicate that for the average sighted person 90% percent of vision takes place in the brain, not the eyes. [Average refers to people who have near normal vision with or without corrective lenses and normally healthy brains.]

The remaining ten percent (10%) of the process of vision occurs through the eyes, which send receive perceptions of light to the brain.

Most of the complex processes that we call vision happens as the brain decodes the perceptions of light received from the eyes. It does this by comparing and contrasting the perceptions to visual memories it has of prior perceptions.

The more visual memories a person has of different sights, including people, places, and things, the more perceptive a person is, especially in relation to what has been seen previously. These memories are stored variously in a person’s brain and can be interconnected or cross referenced.

The newly “healed” patients were effectively blind as they lacked any visual memories. Newborns lack visual memories, which is why they seem to see, but do not respond to visual information at first. Over time, with increased visual experience, the patients created visual memories. Eventually, much in the way that children do, they learned to see and understand complexities of color, space, form, density, etc. Then the brain automatically creates a memory of that information.

When an average adult sees something, the brain decodes the impressions of light sent by the eyes to make it usable and relevant. The similar memories that the brain uses may have additional meanings and understandings that are irrelevant decode the impressions of light but are understood or considered to be relevant by the brain.

Thoughts and memories are things

When the brain decodes impressions of light, it is decoding impressions of energy and pre-matter or basic particles. This is what light is. So, to the brain, data memories that are similar to the impressions received are relevant, and if those memories include more data of energy and basic particles it could be relevant, too.

The brain is bringing up many, many memories seemingly simultaneously, and even from different areas of the brain to decode a complex image that contains a lot of data that involves unfamiliar people and things. These memories can include emotion, which is energy and basic particles and like all memories is stored as such.

How Visual Memories Impact Emotions

If I person has a history of being upbeat or happy, beginning with a comfortable, supportive, and healthy childhood and continuing into adulthood, any emotional energy attached to the visual memories used for decoding are likely to be happy or at least neutral. These emotions may seem relevant to the brain as a part of the visual data since they offer additional information of energy and basic particles. Or they can simply be brought up as part of the memory package.

However, people who have childhoods and/or adult lives filled with stress, trauma and unwanted emotion are unconsciously reminded of emotions and unresolved memories as the brain decodes current impressions of light of people places and things that should be easy to encounter and non-threatening.

The memories used as the decoding data are not usually brought to consciousness, they do the job of decoding in the background. Yet emotions “attached” to the memories used to decode the current impressions of light may be felt.

People who tend to be sad, angry, fearful, guilty, or any other unwanted emotion, may be experiencing these emotions on an ongoing and even constant basis as their brains decode the impressions sent by their eyes. Their prior visual experiences and emotions from traumatic or stressful instances may be unconsciously remembered when the brain decodes simple objects or places, or even people who somehow remind the brain of previous people. This is why travelling to someplace new and strange can seem so uplifting—there are fewer memories with unwanted emotions “attached” to re-stimulate.

Memories of feelings are also stored by the brain and feelings that are stored. Emotions, which are usually produced by thought, whether conscious or unconscious, are energy and pre-particles, too. Both can be seen and measured through brain imaging.

When the brain is taught to visually recognize emotional energy as just energy when it decodes perceptual impressions, unwanted emotional subconscious re-stimulation can decrease.

For example, when decoding a light impression of a cup that is like a cup used by an abusive older relative in one’s youth, the brain would select visual memories of the original cup to use in the visual decoding process. Like post it notes attached to a memo, negative and unwanted but experienced energies and pre-particles of the emotions of fear, anger, sadness, etc, would all fleet by unconsciously as attachments to the memory. These could be experienced, and even then, misunderstood as a part of the individual’s personality.

Ironically, we refer to people’s positive or negative, glass half-full or half-empty world views as their “outlooks”. This could be literally correct.

How To Positively Change Emotional Wellbeing Through Vision

If the brain uses the same memories but learns to “view” the energies of the emotions as just energies and particles (without adding or attaching the significances of fear, anger, sadness, etc.), which are irrelevant to decoding visual information, the emotional information is not felt, even unconsciously.

This may seem impossible, but it is already being accomplished by scientists through brain imaging. The brain’s emotional centers, and even specific thoughts are being seen as energy. However, the scientists and doctors have lack knowledge of the actual specific content of the thoughts – but they can see the energy of the thoughts in brains.

It is also being accomplished through a new form of art, Post Conceptual UnGraven Image, founded by artist and author Judy Rey Wasserman. The brain can be taught to see more energy through specific visual images that purposefully use strokes to symbolize energy, which form pictures, just as traditional artists form imagery. This gives the brain a way to create and accumulate visual memories with information it previously lacked, but which human eyes are capable of perceiving.

Discovering “Bible Eyes” AKA Shomor Vision

Frequent exposure and looking at these works of Post Conceptual UnGraven Image Art has changed the way some people see. The new vision change has been described as “seeing more energies.”  

One collector of Judy Rey Wasserman’s art calls it: seeing with “Bible Eyes”.  Judy Rey refers to it as “Shomor Vision,’ which is both a play on the words “show more” and the Jewish concept of shomer, which means to watchover, like a watchman.

Those who experience Bible Eyes or Shomer Vision have repeatedly looked at the UnGraven Image artworks with the understanding that although the images are seem recognizable, for instance a landscape or portrait, what is actually depicted are strokes that are the letters of the words of God, the tiniest energies or pre-particles that are the basis for the physical universe. This new understanding via art becomes new visual memories that our brains can apply to whatever is seen wherever and whenever it is seen.

Since sixty percent (60%) of the average person’s brain is allocated to the perception of sight, lowering the number of ongoing memories of negative or unwanted emotions offers a great deal of relief!

That leaves 40% for other functions and senses. We cannot control those senses at all without some external intervention. For instance, we cannot turn up the volume, or turn off what we are listening to, without the aid of some device. We cannot control what direction the scent we are smelling comes from. Similarly, if near to one side of us is rotting garbage, and directly at our other side is a bed of roses, we cannot turn our sense of smell away from the garbage and towards the roses. If a man hates the taste of garlic, he cannot choose not to taste the garlic in an otherwise delicious spaghetti sauce.

Genesis Dalet by Judy Rey Wasserman

Genesis Dalet Sunset by Judy Rey Wasserman

Strokes are the original Torah font Hebrew letters of Genesis 1-2:7. See close ups of the strokes and more at https://artofseeingthedivine.com/product/genesis-dalet-sunset/

What is the only one of our senses that we can naturally consciously control?

The only one of our senses that we can consciously control is vision. We can control what direction we look – or don’t look. Ironically, one of the unheralded benefits of most meditative practices happen when the practitioner closes his or her eyes. This effectively ceases all visual stimulation or decoding of impressions of light, and therefore no emotional memories are brought into the experience this way. Of course, a person may remember images or envision at will, but once a person’s eyes are closed any outside visual stimulation ceases.

We are so stimulated by what we visually perceive that we need to close our eyes to sleep. Again, without some sort of external aid, like ear plugs, we cannot turn off any other sense.

We are just beginning to discover the benefits of additional conscious control of our thoughts (and memories) through purposefully creating new and specifically different visual memories through art.

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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.

Post Conceptual UnGraven Image Art theory is based at the intersection of ancient spiritual wisdom and cutting-edge contemporary science. It shows us a new and enhanced spiritual and science-based way to see the world. It is a life changing vision that can even become an actual new way of seeing that is a fulfillment of biblical prophecy. Can this be true? See for yourself.

Check out the Fine Art Limited Edition prints, decorative prints, books, and printables that are currently available to you through Judy Rey’s Art of Seeing The Divine Shop. You don’t have to buy to avail yourself of the art and inspiration available there. However, if you select to collect investment quality archival art, or decorate your home with images created with strokes that are original letters from Bible texts, or buy a gift for someone special, there is a secure shopping cart that accepts most credit cards so your purchase is easy to accomplish. https://artofseeingthedivine.com.

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10th Sep 2021

How to Transform the Way You See Divine

Change your vision to change your life series

By Judy Rey Wasserman

We maneuver through our days based upon how we perceive the physical reality around us. The sense of vision is the basic go-to form of perception for the majority of people. A quick search on Google shows that 65% of people are primarily visual learners – a “percentage fact” that is disputed, but it could be an even larger percentage.

Sighted people rely on their visual perception to recognize or affirm:

  • Who and/or what is in their immediate vicinity
  • What is happening around them
  • Where they are
  • What time of day it is
  • How they of those around them are feeling, how they are accomplishing tacks, and even how to proceed with further action

If you noticed that the above bullet point list is formed using the who, what, where, when and how of journalism (news casting), you are correct.  Much of our information, even when spoken through radio, podcast or talking head newscast show, has it basis in how people visually perceive.  Even so, the oft repeated “one picture is worth a thousand words” results in illustrations or videos of events – or products – preferred by viewers and buyers.

Our eyes are only capable of seeing impressions of light. Our brains decode the impressions received from the eyes by comparing it to other previous impressions of light. We see through our memories. The more similar memories we have the easier it is to “see” (recognize) who or what is before us.

Along with our visual memories come remembrances that seemed significant, or at lease somehow useful information pertaining to those memories. These “attached” memories can include perceptions by other senses, plus value-based ideas and decisions. For instance, looking at a photo of a favorite food can evoke memories of smell, taste and even ouch, including the food’s temperature. A simple photograph can also bring memories of previous ideas and decisions about that food, such as it is a favorite, it is good, a heathy food, a fattening food, and even decisions by the viewer about the happiness consuming the food will generate.

You probably have a favorite food. Perhaps, you call it a comfort food.

Pause for a moment a picture one of your favorite foods in your mind. Image its taste, its scent and feel. Is it salty or sweet? Crisp, chewy, or soft – or a combination? Served hot, warm, room temperature or cold? Imagine that you are tasting this food right now. Give yourself enough time enjoying your food imagining, and then continue reading.

To create the previous food imagining you used your perceptual memories of experiences involving that food.

Conceptual artists aim to provoke thoughts and memories, by using the viewer’s visual perception. Word Art is a form of Conceptual Art. Word art is a form of Conceptual Art that uses words to provoke images and ideas.

Let’s do a visual memory changing art exercise using a Word art experience to inspire change in how you see the divine.

The word “divine”, D-i-V-i-N-E contains two i letters, which was specifically emphasized in the way it was just written. See them?

There is a kind of homonym type sound-alike between the name of the letter i and the word eye. When spoken their names match.

The play of sounds in English — eye and aye are pronounced the same — adds another level of positive or affirmative information.

Between those two ieyes is a letter V.  Thus: i V i

If we slightly raise the i letters to towards the top-of-the-line height and turn the i letters 45 degrees counterclockwise, we get:

We maneuver through our days based upon how we perceive the physical reality around us. The sense of vision is the basic go-to form of perception for the majority of people. A quick search on Google shows that 65% of people are primarily visual learners – a “percentage fact” that is disputed, but it could be an even larger percentage.

Sighted people rely on their visual perception to recognize or affirm:

  • Who and/or what is in their immediate vicinity
  • What is happening around them
  • Where they are
  • What time of day it is
  • How they of those around them are feeling, how they are accomplishing tacks, and even how to proceed with further action

If you noticed that the above bullet point list is formed using the who, what, where, when an how of journalism (news casting), you are correct.  Much of our information, even when spoken through radio, podcast or talking head newscast show, has it basis in how people visually perceive.  Even so, the oft repeated “one picture is worth a thousand words” results in illustrations or videos of events – or products –preferred by viewers and buyers.

Our eyes are only capable of seeing impressions of light. Our brains decode the impressions received from the eyes by comparing it to other previous impressions of light. We see through our memories. The more similar memories we have the easier it is to “see” (recognize) who or what is before us.

Along with our visual memories come remembrances that seemed significant, or at lease somehow useful information pertaining to those memories. These “attached” memories can include perceptions by other senses, plus value-based ideas and decisions. For instance, looking at a photo of a favorite food can evoke memories od smell, taste and even ouch, including the food’s temperature. A simple photograph can also bring memories of previous ideas and decisions about that food, such as it is a favorite, it is good, a heathy food, a fattening food, and even decisions by the viewer about the happiness consuming the food will generate.

You probably have a favorite food. Perhaps, you call it a comfort food.

Pause for a moment a picture one of your favorite foods in your mind. Image its taste, its scent and feel. Is it salty or sweet? Crisp, chewy, or soft – or a combination? Served hot, warm, room temperature or cold? Imagine that you are tasting this food right now. Give yourself enough time enjoying your food imagining, and then continue reading.

To create the previous food imagining you used your perceptual memories of experiences involving that food.

Conceptual artists aim to provoke thoughts and memories, by using the viewer’s visual perception. Word Art is a form of Conceptual Art. Word art is a form of Conceptual Art that uses words to provoke images and ideas.

Let’s do a visual memory changing art exercise using a Word art experience to inspire change in how you see the divine.

The word “divine”, D-i-V-i-N-E contains two i letters, which was specifically emphasized in the way it was just written. See them?

There is a kind of homonym type sound-alike between the name of the letter i and the word eye. When spoken their names match.

The play of sounds in English — eye and aye are pronounced the same — adds another level of positive or affirmative information.

Between those two ieyes is a letter V.  Thus: i V i

If we slightly raise the i letters to towards the top-of-the-line height and turn the i letters 45 degrees counterclockwise, we get:

Step 1

The letter V kind of looks like a cartoony, doodle, or emoji type nose.

 It looks even more like a simple depiction of a now if we move the dots of the turned 45 degrees i-eyes to below the center of them.  

The letter V kind of looks like a cartoony, doodle, or emoji type nose.

 It looks even more like a simple depiction of a now if we move the dots of the turned 45 degrees i-eyes to below the center of them.  

Step 2

When this new look becomes a Word Art image it looks like this:

DIVINE i’s by Judy Rey Wssserman

The Word Art that is shown about can be understood as portraying the Divine looking back at the viewer, at you.  The process of creating this Word Art is depicted on this blog so it is obvious that the Word “Devine” is shown. However, if the final artwork were appeared framed on a gallery wall, most viewers would readily recognize it as a unique portrayal of the word “Divine”.

In the process, or even merely by seeing the completed Word Art you have new and different experiences and visual memories of the word: Divine. A new layer of meaning has been added to the visual written word itself. You can see the word in a new, and hopefully for me, the artist, a inspiring way. Your perception of the reality of the word Divine has a new additional memory level of meaning. Visually perceiving in a new way is always life transforming.

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Post Conceptual UnGraven Image Art theory is based at the intersection of ancient spiritual wisdom and cutting-edge contemporary science. It shows us a new and enhanced spiritual and science based way to see the world. It is a life changing vision that can even become an actual new way of seeing that is a fulfillment of biblical prophecy. Can this be true? See for yourself. See more or yourself. Discover the art of Judy Rey Wasserman’s UnGraven Image.

Judy Rey Wasserman is an artist and the founder of Post Conceptual Art theory and also the branch known as UnGraven Image Art at Click: ungravenimage.com.

Check out the Fine Art Limited Edition prints, decorative prints, books, and printables that are currently available to you through Judy Rey’s Art of Seeing The Divine Shop. You don’t have to buy to avail yourself of the art and inspiration available there. However, if you select to collect investment quality archival art, or decorate your home with images created with strokes that are original letters from Bible texts, or buy a gift for someone special, there is a secure shopping cart that accepts most credit cards so your purchase is easy to accomplish.Click: https://artofseeingthedivine.com.

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06th Sep 2021

What Image Represents Rosh Hashanah?

The symbol that best represents Rosh Hashanah is the Shofar.

A shofar is a ram’s horn. Since ancient times it has been used as a trumpet.

Below is of a Shofar on a Sefer . Sefer is the Hebrew word for book. It shows the direct connection between the trumpet and the biblically commanded Rosh Hashanah festival

A shofar resting on a Bible. Strokes are (Strokes: Genesis 1, Deuteronomy 34.Genesis1, Deuteronomy 34
Shofar on Sefer by Judy Rey Wasserman

I did a search for Rosh Hashanah images or symbols. It turned up many images of foods, especially apples, honey, pomegranates, and round challahs (made to look like a crown. While it is customary to eat apples, especially dipped in honey to signify hoped for blessings of a sweet new year, and to eat pomegranates, which symbolize righteousness and knowledge, these foods are not unique to Rosh Hashanah. There are no biblical commandments to eat these foods, only yummy traditions.

Kara T.’s Rosh Hashanah Crown Challah served for our family Rosh Hashanah 2021

A challah in the shape of a crown is special for Rosh Hashanah, but challah is served on every shabbat, except during Passover, when we eat matzoh. While we’re on the subject, if there is one food that quintessentially represents a biblical Jewish holiday is has got to be Matzoh!

Just as we need matzoh (unleavened bread) for the festival of Passover, we need shofar blowing for Rosh HaShannah. Even one of the names for Rosh Hashanah is: The Feast of Trumpets!

The Feast of Trumpets always begins on the first day (at the new moon) of the seventh month. Its name comes from the command to blow trumpets (Leviticus 23:24; Numbers 29:1-6). Biblically, the number six is the number of Man. Thus, the first day of the seventh month signals that Mankind is created. It celebrates the sixth day of creation, the birth of humankind, with the creation of Adam and then Eve.

The Hebrew words we pronounce as “Rosh Hashanah” means the head of the year. It marks is beginning of the Jewish civil calendar. A new year, a time of reckoning of accounts and debts. This makes sense as it is harvest time. People in agricultural communities are reaping their crops. These is funding to pay the debts.

Shofar Cornucopia Psalm 136 verse 1 (Wishing a Sweet Year for Rosh Hashanah, colored) by Judy Rey Wasserman

Rosh Hashanah and the harvest festivals are also a time to settle other kinds of debts. It is a time of repentance to those we may have wronged and before Our God.

The blowing of the trumpets on first day of the month heralded a solemn time of preparation for the Day of Atonement; this preparation time is called “Ten Days of Repentance” or the “Days of Awe.” The shofar sounds an alarm of sorts and can be understood as a call to introspection and repentance. It calls each of us to pause and “hear” the still small voice.

See another of Judy Rey Wasserman’s Rosh Hashanah blog’s (also featuring a shofar image) at Rosh Hashanah

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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.

Post Conceptual UnGraven Image Art theory is based at the intersection of ancient spiritual wisdom and cutting-edge contemporary science. It shows us a new and enhanced spiritual and science-based way to see the world. It is a life changing vision that can even become an actual new way of seeing that is a fulfillment of biblical prophecy. Can this be true? See for yourself.

Check out the Fine Art Limited Edition prints, decorative prints, books, and printables that are currently available to you through Judy Rey’s Art of Seeing The Divine Shop. You don’t have to buy to avail yourself of the art and inspiration available there. However, if you select to collect investment quality archival art, or decorate your home with images created with strokes that are original letters from Bible texts, or buy a gift for someone special, there is a secure shopping cart that accepts most credit cards so your purchase is easy to accomplish. https://artofseeingthedivine.com.

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21st Nov 2018

Thanksgiving Promotes Health

The act of a communal thanksgiving event and celebration involves conscious focus and agreement of individuals. Unlike the immediate and genuine response of, “Thank God!” uttered in relief, communal a communal thanksgiving event does not just spontaneously occur. It takes focus, communication, planning and purposeful action for fulfillment. Thanksgiving and gratitude cannot occur without there being someone to thank and acknowledge. Otherwise, it is just communal happiness or gladness, like a birthday, anniversary, or graduation celebration. It is impossible to be grateful for something without acknowledging a source outside of oneself. This means that the whole community acknowledges someone outside of themselves, because a group of people throwing a party and to thank themselves for doing that, makes no kind of sense.

Many psychologists inform us that being grateful promotes mental health, even physical health (as worry, self-pity and anger are known to negatively influence health).  In researching this idea, it seems that one of the earliest sources for this actually comes from the Bible’s Proverbs 17:22 (KJV), which says, “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.” One of the hallmarks abusers, especially people with borderline personality disorders like narcissists, sociopaths and psychopaths, can be described as, “an emptiness of gratitude”.

A lack of empathy is an outward manifestation of this emptiness of gratitude. Empathy begins with the acknowledgement and gratitude that someone uniquely exists outside of oneself. That someone includes both other human beings and a Source or Creator. If you have ever experienced someone trying to make you over into their idea of who you should be (that has nothing to do with moral standards or further education), then you experienced someone without much (or any) empathy or gratitude for you, for your unique true self. That person’s inability to “see” you is a manifestation of their emptiness that has or had nothing to do with you. Gratitude is an act of acknowledging that we have been “filled” by some blessing(s).

Our needs or wants are met by another or other people outside of ourselves. It acknowledges that we are not — were not — owed or entitled to such blessing(s).  We are not entitled. Actual gratitude, of thanksgiving by an individual or community is a sign of mental and spiritual health. I wish you a happy and healthier Thanksgiving.

Judy Rey Wasserman’s And You Shall Love… Autumn Tree of Life uses strokes that are the original Torah font letters from Deuteronomy 6:5-9. To see a larger image, close ups of the unique strokes, plus more information, click HERE.

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Post Conceptual UnGraven Image Art theory is based at the intersection of ancient spiritual wisdom and cutting-edge contemporary science. It shows us a new and enhanced spiritual and science based way to see the world. It is a life changing vision that can even become an actual new way of seeing that is a fulfillment of biblical prophecy. Can this be true? See for yourself. See more or yourself. Discover the art of Judy Rey Wasserman’s UnGraven Image.

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21st Dec 2017

Tree of Light Coloring Page 2017

The previous post and blog covered the significance of light and how both Jews and Christians light trees of lights during this season.  There are commonalities to our celebrations that will enrich and bless your own celebrations so it is well worth reading. Link: https://ungravenimage.com/blog/2017/12/tree-of-light-2017/ 

In that blog was posted a more Hanukkah colored-in version of my holiday gift to you, a download of the adult coloring page, Tree of Light 2017. (No email, or other information requested, just download the free PDF or print dirctly from your device.)  The gift offer is only good from the first day of Hanukkah  2017 until the end of Christmas Night (12:01 AM PST) 2017. Then the link goes away: poof!

Here’s a more Christmasey colored-in version of the coloring page to inspire you.

Tree of Light 2017 by Judy Rey Wasserman colored-in red, green & yellow.

Tree of Light 2017 by Judy Rey Wasserman colored-in red, green & yellow.

Below is a jpg image of the coloring page.

Is it a Hanukkah menorah or a Christmas tree , or both? You decide by the colors you use.

DOWNLOAD LINK [be patient as it is a 300 dpi file so it’s printable and may take a while to load. when the image is completely loaded onto your browser you may print directly from it or right click on it and save it to your PC or device (depends on your device): 

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Whoever you are, however you celebrate the festivals of the miracle of Light brought into and overcoming darkness, enduring blessings, and renewed Dedication, I pray you are blessed with light, love and peace.

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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.

Judy Rey’s adult coloring book featuring psalms will be published in 2021.

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.

Check out the Fine Art Limited Edition prints, decorative prints, books, and printables that are currently available to you through Judy Rey’s Art of Seeing The Divine Shop. You don’t have to buy to avail yourself of the art and inspiration available there. However if you select to collect investment quality archival art, or decorate your home with images created with strokes that are original letters from Bible texts, or buy a gift for someone special, there is a secure shopping cart that accepts most credit cards so your purchase is easy to accomplish. https://artofseeingthedivine.com

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12th Dec 2017

Tree of Light — 2017

Maybe it’s a coincidence that the Festival of Light, Hanukah, falls closely with and in some years, falls on the winter solstice. Maybe a coincidence, but in the Hebrew Testament there is no word for “coincidence”.

Christian scholars assure us that Jesus (in Hebrew, Yeshua) was definitely not born near the time of the winter solstice.  The Greek Testament tells us that Joseph and Mary were on their way to Jerusalem, a pilgrimage to the Temple that Jews took at Passover and for the Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot.  The Early Church, and especially the Holy Roman Church of the early middle ages, created a holiday called “Christmas” to coincide with and compete for audience share with pagan celebrations of the solstice.

Hanukah, the Festival of Light, is not found in the Hebrew Testament, also called the Tanakh. The story of Hanukah is found in the Apocrypha, which is a non-canonical collection of writings. The true story of the Macabees and the miracle of eight days of light occurred during the time between the two testaments.

Hanukah is what is called a “rabbinic” holiday. This means it is not a holiday that must be observed according to Mosaic Law from the Bible. Passover, which becomes Easter in Christianity and Shavuot, which becomes Pentecost are examples of biblically commanded holidays. The early Christians celebrated Hanukah, especially the Jewish followers of Jesus celebrated Hanukah, known also as the Feast of Dedication, in John 10:22.

Basic theology from both testaments confirms and encourages our bringing light into the world, especially during dark times. Stemming from Genesis 1, when the LORD G- D first created light (and by that light saw that it was good/tov).  We give thanks for the miracle of Light that came and is in our world and lives and the miracle of the light that miraculously sustains us in our times of darkness.

Plus, we, as the observant children of the Creator, are encouraged to follow His example (as best we can). We light lights, we give gifts of charity and kindness.

In Western Jewish and Christian cultures, this holiday time is a season of light – but it is also a season of trees.

As described in the Bible, a menorah is a kind of image of a tree, often ornamented, that holds individual burning lamps, or candles, and more recently even electric lights. A Christmas tree is a real tree or some version of a tree (realistic or abstract) that is decorated with ornaments and in the past candles, but now usually electric lights.

Hanukah is very popular joyous holiday of gift giving, singing special songs, and enjoying special rich foods, and candy. Christians, followers of Jesus, are following His (and His early disciples’ example) by lighting when they Christmas trees, giving gifts, singing carols, and dining on special rich foods, and candy on Christmas.

The artwork below, Tree of Light – 2017, is a colored in coloring page, both by me, Judy Rey Wasserman. Is it a Hanukah menorah – or a Christmas tree?  We celebrate together!

The words on the tree are KJV translation of 2 Samuel 22:29. You can see that text cited on the base of the tree.

The un-colored coloring page follows with a direct link to a printout PDF of the page itself – a special holiday gift from me to you – but only from Hanukah eve through Christmas night 2017.  After that the link will be removed.


Hoilday Tree of Light. Is it a Menorah or a Christmas tree?
In 2018, a coloring book for adults, created with psalms, will be published and available for you on Amazon.  The coloring page below is a kind of taste test for you that is available via the link to a PDF that will immediately open up below. Save to your device and print on 8.5 x 11 paper. The link will only be active and work from Hanukah eve through Christmas night 2017.

Is is a menorah or a Christmas tree , or both? You decide by the colors you use.

Whoever you are, however you celebrate the festivals of the miracle of Light brought into and overcoming darkness, enduring blessings, and renewed Dedication, I pray you are blessed with light, love and peace.

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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.

Judy Rey’s adult coloring book featuring psalms will be published in 2021.

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.

Check out the Fine Art Limited Edition prints, decorative prints, books, and printables that are currently available to you through Judy Rey’s Art of Seeing The Divine Shop. You don’t have to buy to avail yourself of the art and inspiration available there. However if you select to collect investment quality archival art, or decorate your home with images created with strokes that are original letters from Bible texts, or buy a gift for someone special, there is a secure shopping cart that accepts most credit cards so your purchase is easy to accomplish. https://artofseeingthedivine.com

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23rd Dec 2016

Snow Globe Snowflake – Isaiah 60:1-2

Snow Globe Snowflake is an artwork that can stand-alone in black and white or be used as an adult coloring page.  This work includes the text of Isaiah 60:1-2.

“1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.

“2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.” — Isaiah 60:1-2

Almost coinciding with the winter solstice, which is the darkest and shortest day on the year for peoples in the Northern Hemisphere, all Jews and Christians celebrate miracles of light. Both religions light trees with candles, as menorahs are based on trees.

Light is one of the most important topics found in the Bible, which begins with the creation of light.

Emulating our Heavenly Father, the Eternal I Am, we unite at this time in our need to bring more light into this world.  Snowflakes are always six pointed crystal stars in different permutations, and you will find many in Snow Globe Snowflake. Yet, you can also find a couple of “hidden” crosses (X) in the artwork.

Snow Globe Snowflake playfully depicts our holiday time of celebrating Light, and joining in to bring bring more light into the world during our darkest days in the calendar. It is also a blessing for you at this time and in the new secular year that, “…the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.”

Snow Globe Snowflake, Isaiah 60:1-2, Colored by Judy Rey Wasserman

Snow Globe Snowflake by Judy Rey Wasserman, featured text: Isaiah 60:1-2

Whoever you are, however you celebrate the festivals of the miracle of Light brought into and overcoming darkness, enduring blessings, and renewed Dedication, I pray you are blessed with light, love and peace.

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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.

Judy Rey’s adult coloring book featuring psalms will be published in 2021.

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.

Check out the Fine Art Limited Edition prints, decorative prints, books, and printables that are currently available to you through Judy Rey’s Art of Seeing The Divine Shop. You don’t have to buy to avail yourself of the art and inspiration available there. However if you select to collect investment quality archival art, or decorate your home with images created with strokes that are original letters from Bible texts, or buy a gift for someone special, there is a secure shopping cart that accepts most credit cards so your purchase is easy to accomplish. https://artofseeingthedivine.com

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22nd Nov 2016

We Gather Together – Thanksgiving 2016

As its name indicates, our Thanksgiving holiday is about giving thanks, offering gratitude to The Divine* for provision and blessings.

Yet, Thanksgiving, offering prayers of gratitude is also always about unity, whether it affirms individual Unity with The Divine’s plan(s) for our lives, or whether we come together to celebrate our shared gratitude.

When we offer our prayers of thanksgiving we are purposefully aligning ourselves with The Divine Will. Giving thanks is never accidental, true expressions of appreciation are intentionally expressed.

Peace, meaning good will for one another, if not downright harmony, is what is promised and hoped for in the world to come, in our near future and for our own lives today. Politicians and diplomats aim to low in their goals for peace talks and treaties of peace. Peace, “shalom” in Hebrew and the Bible, implies more than is just a cessation of attacking and violence. Peace means the attainment of mutual goodwill and generosity. We can find accord in the recognition that the other person(s) are seeking for what is good – it is in our mutual hope for good that we can find commonality. We can agree on our hopes even when we vastly disagree on the methods or routes to achieve that end. This is the model of peace, and thanksgiving we see created by the Native Americans and Pilgrims at Plymouth’s first Thanksgiving.

Sharing, like cooking, can be a messy process. However, at the core of cooking and of sharing lies hope that something sustaining and good shall result.

Let us focus on finding reasons, even reasons that seem small or trivial, to give thanks for our blessings. Let us decide to give thanks for those who are at our table and in our lives, if only for the fact that they are at our table and willing to share with us. Let us find hope, and even create love for one another, by purposing and agreeing on one thing: that we will gather together with peaceful intentions, despite any differences, disagreements or hurts that we feel we have endured.

Let us gather together to seek and share hope and give thanks.

*The term, “The Divine” is used as a place holder by the author to denote whatever name the reader personally relates to in the reference. The author is personally Bible based, although the reader or viewer of her art need not be. However, even being Bible based, there are so many names for The Divine, and as there are both Jews and Christians, and many denominations and branches, correctly theologically using any term that is personally is meaningful for each and every readers can best be addressed by asking the reader to insert the Name that is heartfelt in each and every instance.

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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.

Judy Rey’s adult coloring book featuring psalms will be published in 2021.

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.

Check out the Fine Art Limited Edition prints, decorative prints, books, and printables that are currently available to you through Judy Rey’s Art of Seeing The Divine Shop. You don’t have to buy to avail yourself of the art and inspiration available there. However if you select to collect investment quality archival art, or decorate your home with images created with strokes that are original letters from Bible texts, or buy a gift for someone special, there is a secure shopping cart that accepts most credit cards so your purchase is easy to accomplish. https://artofseeingthedivine.com

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17th May 2016

Contrasts in Art and the Bible

“The word ‘happiness’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.” — Carl Jung

“There is no blue without yellow and without orange.” — Vincent Van Gogh

Painting and drawing theory has much to do with contrasting darks and lights, shapes, etc. The Bible, which is an enduring delight of visual descriptions, begins by contrasting the new light to what was the deep but now with the creation of light is understood as darkness.

Vivid contrasts are revealed throughout the Bible.  In Luke 6:20, the poor receive the kingdom of heaven because in their need (for provision, health, comfort, etc.) their last hope rests on the Divine Love and creative power.  Stark contrast exists between extreme deep lack of the poor and the abundances of the Creator, the kingdom of all that is or ever will be. And yet, to begin to appreciate and experience that abundance, one must recognize one’s own lack.

“I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things,” —Isaiah 45:7

Great artists reveal contrasts, especially emotional ones. The is a profound tension that may be in-your-face as found in works by Vincent van Gogh, Rembrandt or Salvador Dali and celebrity portraits by Andy Warhol; or contrasting emotional tensions may be quietly alluded to, as found in works by Vermeer, Georgia O’Keeffe, Monet and Mark Rothko.  Leonardo Da Vinci splendidly shows so many contrasts, including that of emotional expression, in his Mona Lisa that it has become the most famous portrait in the world.

A great painter’s communication of emotional contrast/conflict the Divine is revealed and we also see or recognize truths about ourselves and our own lives. Although this reveal can pertain to the subject matter, for a great artist the contrast/conflict IS the subject matter.

Psalm 113 Essence Portrait by Vincent van Gogh by Judy Rey Wasserman

Psalm 113 (Vincent van Gogh) by Judy Rey Wasserman

I know this because powerful, brooding yet joyous works by Mark Rothko have brought me to to actual tears, as my emotional response was too great to contain when I felt confronted by own emotional conflicts and contrasts. Similarly, Vincent van Gogh’s The Cypresses in the Metropolitan Museum of art basically rescued me when I was a teen struggling with the emotional conflict warring inside me that swung from my youthful exuberant happiness, increasing autonomy and hope for the future, which radically conflicted with the sadness, fear and anger I felt in my home life. I recognized the same emotional strengths of conflict in van Gogh’s work, and across the centuries felt that someone else had felt as I did, somehow, I was not alone. Van Gogh found a way to show me a balance, even a harmony that could exist, and even exist for me.

For me, evil denotes the absence of G-D, whereas good shines with the Presence. Again, the contrast, and again, one that is a visual reference.

This post was inspired by the cited quote, which was posted by Peter Boaz Jones on his Facebook wall. The initial paragraph here was part of my comment and our discussion there. Peter also contributed the Isaiah 45:7 quote to an earlier draft of this post.  Follow Peter on Twitter where he is: @KlausClodt Thanks Peter!

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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.

Check out the Fine Art Limited Edition prints, decorative prints, books, and printables that are currently available to you through Judy Rey’s Art of Seeing The Divine Shop. You don’t have to buy to avail yourself of the art and inspiration available there. However if you select to collect investment quality archival art, or decorate your home with images created with strokes that are original letters from Bible texts, or buy a gift for someone special, there is a secure shopping cart that accepts most credit cards so your purchase is easy to accomplish. https://artofseeingthedivine.com

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08th Feb 2016

Polar Bear — an Essence Portrait

The new Polar Bear artwork, a basic Essence Portrait, is the first of a mini-series of bear portraits, which are created from strokes that are the letters from specific, and prophetic Bible texts.

This series was inspired by Daniel 7, where in chapter 5, we read in the King James Version : “And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh.”

I intend to artistically, visually, explore what kind of a bear Daniel might have seen in his vision, as well as the symbolism of the bear in End Times, or pre-Messiah or Second Coming prophecy.

The symbol of the bear is used in other prophetic texts, including:

Isaiah 11:7’s “Also the cow and the bear will graze, Their young will lie down together, And the lion will eat straw like the ox.”

Isaiah 59:11’s “All of us growl like bears, And moan sadly like doves; We hope for justice, but there is none, For salvation, but it is far from us.”

And often overlooked in prophecy, but relevant and prophetic, from Proverbs 28:15 –
“Like a roaring lion and a rushing bear Is a wicked ruler over a poor people.”

In 1 Samuel 17:32-37, David as shepherd boy explains his potential ability to defeat the giant Goliath stems from learning to defeat both lions and bears, when he was protecting his flock. Thus the bear, symbolizes what is large, even immense, a giant like Goliath.

Future blogs on upcoming bear Essence Portraits will continue the exploration of the bear prophecies begun here.

polar bear by Judy Rey Wasserman

The strokes that create the Polar Bear Essence Portrait are the original Torah font letters from the words of these texts: Daniel 7:5, 2 Kings 2:24, Proverbs 28:15, Isaiah 11:7, 2 Samuel 17:8, Proverbs 17:12, and 1 Samuel 17:32-37.  [Note: Since I only use original Torah font letters as my strokes, no texts from the Christian Testament are used here. Although Revelations was written by a Jew who was an early follower of Yeshua (Jesus), earliest versions found to date of Revelations are in Greek; thus I do not have an original Hebrew text to use for my strokes.]

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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.

Judy Rey’s adult coloring book featuring psalms will be published in 2021.

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.

Check out the Fine Art Limited Edition prints, decorative prints, books, and printables that are currently available to you through Judy Rey’s Art of Seeing The Divine Shop. You don’t have to buy to avail yourself of the art and inspiration available there. However if you select to collect investment quality archival art, or decorate your home with images created with strokes that are original letters from Bible texts, or buy a gift for someone special, there is a secure shopping cart that accepts most credit cards so your purchase is easy to accomplish. https://artofseeingthedivine.com

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