For the past few weeks I have done little but work at writing a book, which is the first is a series– and then building a web site for it, the prints and other items that will be available.
A tad over a year ago, I began to sort thorough the blog articles using some of them as first drafts of parts of chapters for a book. Last winter, when I stumbled into portraiture and what became the Essence series, I realized I had a series of books, each dealing with a different series.
The books were meant to be visual and inspirational, using images of my art, plus inspirational writing. When the web site host and blog software became impossible, about the time of the spring art fairs in NYC 2008, I began the tedious task of creating unique pages for each of the former blog articles, since the old software that was giving me so much trouble would not allow me to migrate the blogs into Word Press.
As I converted the blogs, I edited many (more need it!) and began earnestly working on a book. I also began to include visual experiences into the book, using my art and works by artists such as Monet and Picasso to illustrate ideas about how we see and how art can influence vision.
The task of rebuilding the programming and moving the web site and blog was completed, along with the revised manifesto just slightly before the weekend of ArtHamptons in July 2008..[I seem to tell time by art events.]
Also during the time of the spring fairs I was becoming increasingly more aware of a change in my eyesight, actually in how I saw the world. I am nearsighted, and discovered that whether I was looking at objects close of far away, with or without corrective lenses, I was definitely seeing more energy.
Tiny points of vibrant energy were everywhere, sort of like a Pointillist painting, but much smaller, vibrant and well, it is visually clear to me that the world is really energy! I see more, and am aware of more detail, plus for me seeing energy everywhere relates to the spiritual understanding and Abrahamic theology that the Words (letters) of the Creator are the essences, the building blocks of the universe.
Apparently, what happened is as I painted with all the tiny, tiny Torah font letters which form into a narrative image my brain was forming visual memories. 90% of the perception of vision happens in the brain as it decodes the impressions of light sent by the eyes. My brain had learned to decode impressions of light that my eyes were receiving throughout my life, but my brain had no experiential way of decoding.
When I began painting I said I wanted to change the way we see the world, but I had no idea how truly I was going to do that! Of course, it had to begin with me.
Once I realized that I was actually seeing more energy, basic energy that is spiritually the Words of The Creator, I set about to write an introductory book so that other people could learn to do this too. The Art of Seeing the Divine — Book 1: Introduction is a kind of inspirational visual seminar in the format of an illustrated book, which would help other people to also see what I am now seeing. The idea that energy, the Words of the Creator is everywhere is no longer theoretical for me, I see it – even now as I keyboard this message. It is everywhere I look and it is real. It has changed my life and my outlook.
Earlier this week I completed The Art Of Seeing The Divine – Book 1: Introduction. The rest of the week was spent finishing the artofseeingthedivine.com website, including setting up a shopping cart, coding and writing the information and creating buttons and images, etc. in Photoshop. As I write this I am still working on a good way to have people sign up for a newsletter. At the moment, my forms are simply coming up as email, which will work if a person sends it. However, I am going to have to get a better form of newsletter system before I really announce the book and site widely, early next week.
However, if you are one of the people who frequent this Art & Inspiration blog, you can have a sneak peek. The book is available (that all works). Send me an email to sign up for the newsletter – links are provided, just place write sign up in the subject and fire it off.
Any feedback is appreciated!
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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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