This basic Scripture Portrait of a snowflake is created with the original Torah font Hebrew letters of Isaiah chapter 55, used for each and every stroke.
” For as the rain cometh down and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, except it water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, and give seed to the sower and bread to the eater;
” So shall My word be that goeth forth out of My mouth: it shall not return unto Me void, except it accomplish that which I please, and make the thing whereto I sent it prosper.” – Isaiah 55:10-11
Snowflakes fascinate me, as long as I do not need to shovel or trudge through an accumulation of them.
The images of snowflakes seen under microscopes show symmetrical hexagons of frozen lace-like forms. Under the microscope they are seen now as imperfect as their originally perfect frozen shapes are rendered askew by air and anything they contact. This is why the snowflake above is imperfect, two of it’s arms or wings are too close together, moved a brief encounter with an outside force.
In the Bible, the Hebrew word, water (pronounced mayim) both refers to real water and the Word of The Divine that flows, and nourishes, which we also call the Torah, the Pentateuch or the Bible (either the Hebrew testament or both testaments depending on one’s faith or frame of reference). When water freezes it turns into crystal form, basically clear so that we can see through it in a new way.
Snowflake ( Isaiah 55)
Due to their geometrical shapes that can easily be understood as thicker and thinner lines, it is easy to understand a snowflake as created by letters, or the strings of elementary physics, or the words of The Divine. I can “see” each snowflake is a kind of heavenly, fleeting, visually whispered message.
Although Snowflake (Isaiah 55) works as a stand-alone image, it was conceived to be a part of other
This black and white image will be used by me in various ways, including as a part of a special downloadable holiday 2013 gift that will be sent out to the members of my mailing list. [You can quickly join this list via the subscription form in the left column. Then you need to affirm and activate your subscription. So watch for and immediately respond to the email asking you to confirm your subscription. As you can guess from the information on this site and blog, the newsletter included inspiration, news, sometimes a free gift and first call opportunities for new works, limited and so far free webinars, etc. The newsletter is supposed to arrive monthly, and my new year’s resolution is to actually meet that goal, which has not been met is the last five years for more than three months at a time! )
Below is the King James translation of the texts that inspired me to use this scripture for the strokes of this snowflake. You can easily spot the reference to snow. Since all of my artworks use the letters from scripture texts to both represent the strings of elementary physics and for the image, I am especially fond of the promise of verse, 11, as it leads me to enjoy thinking of my artworks hanging on people’s wall being viewed and “prospering” those who view them. (I use the King James translation as it is in public domain)
6 Seek ye the LORD while He may be found, call ye upon Him while He is
7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the man of iniquity his thoughts;
and let him return unto the LORD, and He will have compassion upon him,
and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.
8 For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,
saith the LORD.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher
than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.
10 For as the rain cometh down and the snow from heaven, and returneth
not thither, except it water the earth, and make it bring forth and
bud, and give seed to the sower and bread to the eater;
11 So shall My word be that goeth forth out of My mouth: it shall not
return unto Me void, except it accomplish that which I please, and make
the thing whereto I sent it prosper.
12 For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace; the
mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and
all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress, and instead of the
brier shall come up the myrtle; and it shall be to the LORD for a
memorial, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.
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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.
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