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14th Feb 2014

Lover’s Sunset

As this is posted it is Valentine’s Day! Wishing you love, any kind of real love, romantic or not, wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, whenever you see this blog.

The image here of Lover’s Sunset, is a postcard sized study.

Lover’s Sunset (study) by Judy
Rey Wasserman

All strokes are original Torah Font (Hebrew) letters Genesis 1-2:6

Created on archival paper postcard with watercolor pencils

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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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20th Jan 2014

Martin Luther King Day

Today is Martin Luther King Day, an important holiday for all fine artists being that it is both about color and the strength of ideas and conviction.

First, let’s deal with the issue of color. As an artist, I deal with color everyday. I also read and/or paint with the words of the Bible everyday.

I spend a lot of time painting and studying Genesis, Isaiah, Proverbs and the beloved Psalms. I study the first three chapters of Genesis and I still learn more and have insights whenever I do! It amazes me. I seem to never tire of the Genesis:Sunset-Sunrise series because I learn so much from these texts.

In Genesis the Creator makes Adam – the first man and the prototype for humankind from the earth, from dirt. There’s this line we hear in Christian services and the movies, which goes, “From dust we came and to dust we return” or some variation of that theme. In Hebrew, the name, Adam means “red” pertaining to the earth’s dirt. This name is later echoed in the name of Rebecca and Isaac’s first born and Jacob’s brother, Edom , whose name means red. Note the similarity of sound of these Hebrew names.

So, what color is dirt?

Well, it kind of depends on where the dirt is. At my house here in the Hamptons , I have really rich dark brown, almost black dirt because I recycle and since before the Revolutionary War the families who have lived here have used leaves as mulch and recycled the old foliage back into the ground that used to be sandy. I know this both based on what I have been told and also because neighbors not far away have rather sandy dirt that a coffee au lait color. About four miles away from me are wonderful ocean beaches, where the sand is a very light tan that is almost white, that’s about the color of my own skin. I am a natural blond. When I lived in Arizona, I saw earth and rocks that were varying shades of red. Thanks to photography and film-making, I have also seen dirt or sand that is more yellowish than my local sand.

I have never met anyone who is not the color of the earth – the dirt – somewhere. Have you?

I think the idea of calling ourselves Black or White is rather uppity. It is as if we are not the color of the earth, but instead the color of the night sky, white like the clouds or stars or even the moon. Uppity. As an artist who deals with color and who has met many people or at least seen them in major USA cities, I can say that I have never seen anyone who was actually black (really, really dark brown for sure, though) or actually white (not even albinos who are pinkish and I’ve seen pinkish sand).

Mankind is really only colored the variations of the earth. Extend your forearm next to anyone else’s and theirs may be lighter or darker, bit yellower or redder in hue but as an artist, I can say that these are only differences in shades, not really in much color. We’re all basically colored like the dirt of the earth.

It’s not like one person’s really a royal purple and another’s a pale green. The animal kingdom has blacks, whites (just look at a zebra!), wild yellows, reds, purples, greens, blues, etc., but mankind’s skin is the color of the earth.

It seems to be the breath, the ruach (in Hebrew) that the Lord breathes into Adam and each of us that gives us our true vibrancy.

When I was younger there was no Martin Luther King Day. We celebrated Washington’s Birthday and Lincoln’s Birthday. Both Washington and Lincoln are huge modern figures for freedom. OK, maybe not modern to you, but certainly modern compared to Moses and Jesus or other Biblical figures and that’s the idea.

Washington did not fire the shot heard round the world but he was the general who won the war that insures that shot will be heard. It is the shot for self rule, democracy and freedom for all men (later they added in women). Unlike earlier democracies of Greece and Rome , this new democracy was not based on what one owned, but only on age and citizenship. Thus, for the very first time, freedom for all. Well, all in the USA and that’s in theory, but still, it was a huge step forward. We all owe Washington and the founding fathers a whole lot. But, that’s a different blog to come.

Lincoln freed the slaves. Books have been written about why he did this, but the fact is he did it. In the history of the world no one ever voluntarily did this before! There are still slaves in this world as I write this. Yet the idea that slavery is wrong and slaves should be voluntarily freed really began in the USA based on the liberation of Israel from Egypt.

However, the Pharaoh was definitely coerced based on the plagues and then tried to recapture the Israelites only to have his men drown in the Red Sea. America really freed the slaves. It had never really been done before. In fact, the Underground Railroad and the whole abolitionist movement were revolutionary, even strange in the whole history of the world. It seems normal and right to us now. Read history. It was not only revolutionary; it was downright weird at the time. On the other hand, to the Lord, it was never weird, it was right. Still an all time first on this planet and something to be proud of if you’re an American.

Well, in theory it was freedom for all and women had the vote and … but having laws and actually applying them were not the same thing, Not only in the USa but throughout the history of the world. Well, along came Martin Luther King and Medgar Evers and so many others, Negroes and Caucasians, Christians and Jews, who peacefully protested that constitutional rights were being denied. Yet another new idea in the history of the world! And the protesters were not protesting on their own behalf but often on behalf of others!

In fact, although this was a secular issue the people protesting were mostly religious Christians and Jews. If you look at some of the photos of the time, at the front of the marches, along with the Rev. Dr. King, there were other clergy, including very prominently and usually, Rabbi Heschel . Martin Luther King had a dream, a dream righteous men and women share even today – a dream of equality of opportunity to be who the Lord made each, individually to be..

So honoring Washington and Lincoln, heroes, leaders and presidents of wars for freedom became Presidents Day and our new national hero and leader, a minister and man of non-violence, Martin Luther King became the honoree of the other winter national holiday in the USA Amongst ourselves we may fuss and argue, but basically we can disagree peacefully. Isn’t that what democracy is all about?

I’m glad that Coretta Scott King and I are basically the same color although she is darker and I am lighter. It’s just a difference in shade. As the sun sets, at the end of the day, with the lengthening of shadows, as an artist who knows color keenly I promise you the difference in color is negligible. We are both of the earth, of the land of America .

When I paint a person at sunrise or sunset, poised against the rising or setting light of the sun, it’s hard to tell if that person is black, white, red or yellow, because next to the Light it really cannot be seen or matter.

By the way, if you look at the footsteps in Shavout Diaspora (Pentecost) under the Trees of Life series link, you’ll see that each of those foot step impressions are made from the name of the Lord (yud hey vav hey) in the colors of dark brown, yellow, reddish and sandy – the basic colors of mankind. It’s painted that way because we must each, individually come to the Lord, on our own. Yet we are all and each individually made in the Likeness of the Lord. Rationally or logically it is a paradox or mystery.

Spiritually, it’s obvious.

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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

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.

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15th Dec 2013

Snowflake (Isaiah 55)

This basic Essence 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 by Judy Rey Wasserman

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
projects.

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)

Isaiah 55:

6 Seek ye the LORD while He may be found, call ye upon Him while He is
near;

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 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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27th Nov 2013

Celebrating Festivals of Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Light Together – 2013

Jewish and Christian traditions combine on Thanksgiving and Hanukkah 2013, in a significant and poignant celebration of thanksgiving and religious freedom.

This has never happened before and will never occur again. The last time these dates on two separate calendars (for Jews the lunar Shumlian calendar and for Christians the soar Julian calendar), Thanksgiving, and the date of celebrating it on the third Thursday in November, was not an established or legal practice in the USA. Due to ongoing galactic progressions, it can never happen again! [For a scientific and mathematical explanation of this see Dr. Joel Hoffman ‘s “Why Hanukkah and Thanksgiving Will Never Again Coincide” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-joel-hoffman/hanukkah-and-thanskgiving_b_4312207.html ]

Obviously, this is important to American Jews who have even named this new fusion holiday:  Thanksgivukkah.  Right after eating their Thanksgiving meal who will have room to eat a traditional fried potato pancake, known as a latke?  Plus, the kids are going to make a long sit down meal difficult as they will be excited by the anticipation of the gift(s) they expect to receive near sunset when the blessing is said and the candles of the Hanukah menorah are lit. Can I hear an “Oy”?

Joking aside, the underlying meaning of this shared celebration is significant and poignant for both Jews and Christians.  The two holidays share much meaning, since each is a celebration of God’s provision of a way to worship in one’s own way, plus each is a time of giving thanks for divine, even miraculous provision. Plus, of course, since it is a Jews holiday, it was celebrated by Jesus, and this can be found in the Christian Testament Book of John, chapter 10, verse 22.

The story of Hanukkah is recorded in the First Book of Maccabees, which is part of the Apocrypha. The story takes place prior to the year 165 BC, at the time when the Jews in Judea lived under the rule of the Greek king of Damascus King Antiochus Epiphanes, who took control of the Temple in Jerusalem. He forced the Jewish people to abandon their worship of God, their holy customs and reading of the Torah, and he made them bow down to the Greek gods. According to the records, this King Antiochus IV defiled the Temple by sacrificing a pig on the altar and spilling its blood on the holy scrolls of Scripture.

A group of four Jewish brothers, led by Judah Maccabee, decided to raise up an army of religious freedom fighters, who became known as the Maccabees . After three years of fighting, the Maccabees achieved a miraculous victory and deliverance from the Greco-Syrian control.

The first task was to clean and rededicate the Temple to the Lord, which occurred on the 25th day of the Hebrew month called Kislev in 165 BC. Thus Hanukah is called the “Feast of Dedication”.

However, this re-dedication event had another huge obstacle to overcome. There was only one day’s worth of oil to light the eternal flame that is supposed to always burn in the temple. The rest of the specially processed oil had been defiled by the Greeks during their invasion. It would take a week for new oil to be processed and purified.  What to do?Well, in faith, the lamp with the one day portion of oil that they had. Miraculously the flame in the Temple continued to burn for eight full days until the new oil was prepared and available.  Thus Hanukkah is also called the “Festival of Light”, and Jews, all over the world light candles placed in special candelabras called menorahs for eight days.

Although the real first thanksgiving celebrations in the new world were performed by the Spaniards and Ethen the English at Jamestown, we commonly hold that the roots of the thanksgiving that we celebrate is the one held by the Pilgrims in 1621 CE at Plymouth Plantation.

Like the Jews of 165 BC in Judea, the Pilgrims were separatists from the Church of England who sought to worship God in their own way. They had fled to the Netherlands after suffering religious persecution in England for practicing in ways that were not approved by the established Church of England as it had authority over all Christian worship. Although they were able to worship in freedom in the Netherlands, the less strict culture and city economic life were too foreign to their own farming and English ways. Furthermore, England had almost arrested one of their own in the Netherlands, making them need to seek safety someplace further from England.

Their desperation is apparent by the fact that they even considered, and then undertook the risky undertaking to cross the Atlantic in The Mayflower and the Speedwell, heading for a land that had been devastatingly inhospitable to the Jamestown colony, the only settlers who had successfully managed the journey and previously reached the shores of North America. In fact, by the end of the first winter in Plymouth almost half of the settlers had died.

Yet, the Pilgrims had cause to celebrate as many had lived (as compared to Jamestown) and they had a successful harvest, and were therefore prepared for the winter. They held a three day celebration and feast,inviting the Native Americans as guests (who outnumbered them).  That event is now called the “First Thanksgiving”.  Of course, being Pilgrims, this was not just a party or way to thanks their guests; this was a way to give thanks to their God for provision and mercy.

Like the Jews of Judea in 165 BC, the Pilgrims of 1621 CE, were functionally ruling themselves and worshipping as they saw fit.  While we have no account of what could pass as a miracle (defying scientific expectation), their new lives probably felt miraculous to the Pilgrims.

This year, in many homes on Thanksgiving Day, Jews and Christians will be lighting candles. For most of them, they will be lighting the same number of candle: two. This occurs since the first night of Hanukah occurs Wednesday evening when two candles are lit actually, first the samash (worker) candle, which is used to light the other candle(s) throughout the holiday. Thus Thanksgiving day when many people light two candles on their holiday table, is actually still the first day of Hannukah.

Thus we have not only a convergence of holidays but of actions, giving prayerful thanks, gathering together, and lighting candles, which signifies our ability to bring the light of The Divine into the world by our actions.

May you and your loved ones have meaningful and blessed holiday(s).

Hanukkah Greeting & blessing

Chanukah Shalom, by Judy Rey Wasserman, 2005.
Strokes are all Hebrew Torah font letters, and you can see the words of the blessing over the Hanukkah candles within the Hebrew for Hanukkah and Shalom. This postcard has one of the earliest instances of my signature logo face. There is a You Tube video about how that is created: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXIyrkgvits  [Note: there really is no correct English spelling for Hanukkah.If you have MS Word, you can check this out for yourself via the spellchecker.]

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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. 

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 Nov 2013

Monarch Butterfly Essence Portrait (Psalm 145- Hallel)

The Monarch Butterfly Essence Portrait below will shortly be printed out own my Giclee printer and then painted upon, creating a new painting. Depending on the result, I may then scan that painting and create a new reproductive print to sell in my online store and shopping cart artofseeingthedivine.com .

An Essence Portrait is a basic black and white image representing a person, flora or fauna member(s), or a thing, like a lit candle.

My Essence portraits always begin and exist as images that use ink and/or acrylic paint on paper or canvas. The originals are always small enough so that they can be scanned on my professional art scanner.

My Essence Portraits are used by me to make reproductive Giclee prints, tradigital prints and original digital prints and original paintings.

The Monarch Butterfly Essence Portrait below will shortly be printed out own my Giclee printer and then painted upon, creating a new painting. Depending on the result, I may then scan that painting and create a new reproductive print to sell in my online store and shopping cart at events or use as a limited reward on my Crowd Funding campaign for a full sized new book that is scheduled to launch this spring, right after the Passover 2014 blood moon and Easter, and then continue until Shavout/Pentecost.

Previously I posted a colorful small postcard study Psalm 145 (Monarch Butterfly Study) that used the same Monarch Butterfly model, but did not use this Essence Portrait, although, of course, like the real butterflies, had a kind of black outline and body. If you compare the black areas you will see differences.

One of the things I especially appreciate about many butterfly species is how they kind of look like little flying pieces of amazingly fragile stained glass. Like stained glass art, their features are all outlined, usually in a dark color.

The Monarch Buitterfly below is created using strokes that are the original Hebrew letters (Torah font) or Psalm 145, also known as Hallel, a song and prayer of praise.

Keep watching this blog and following my links to my blogs posted on Facebook and Twitter for more updates on upcoming butterfly images, including new butterflies and variations on this one.

 Monarch Butterfly Essence Portrait (Psalm 145 - Hallel)

Monarch Butterfly Essence Portrait (Psalm 145- Hallel) by Judy Rey
Wasserman

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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

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.

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17th Oct 2013

Psalm 145 (Monarch Butterfly Study)

The colorful image of a Monarch Butterfly below is created with strokes that are the original Torah font letters of Psalm 145. So, in reality, if you were looking at the original postcard sized artwork, what you really would be holding a tumbled painted mix of Psalm 145’s letters, which are painted, and written with fine art ink many times.

Your brain tells you that this is an image of a butterfly because it compares the image to previous images (impressions of light) that you have seen. If you have previously learned to recognize Monarch butterflies specifically, you have additional visual memory information that you can apply yo your recognition of what you see.

Do you see the teeny-tiny specks of white found in the mainly black spaces? These exist as a part of my artistic technique as all of the black spaces are made by the overlapping of black letters. Although I can continue to add letters to turn an area of paper of canvas totally black, here I allow tiny specks of white watercolor paper to show through to add a kind of sparkle, the way the buttery does shine in
strong sunlight.

The scripture texts that are used in my art is carefully, specifically, and often prayerfully chosen. Probably you are familiar with some of the words of Psalm 145:

“8. The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.9 The LORD is good to all; and His tender mercies are over all His works.”

Few creatures need “tender mercies” more that of butterflies and caterpillars. We have Monarchs and other butterflies in my garden. They appear like flying flowers, or petals, but their wings are thinner and more fragile than the petals of the flowers they frequent. The butterflies seem to understand this as they fly carefully, protectively, to avoid any leaves or flowers touching their wings.
Monarch Butterfly Psalm 145 strokes by Judy Rey Wasserman

Psalm 145 (Monarch Butterfly Study) by Judy Rey Wasserman

Of course, during their transformational or cocoon stage they are most vulnerable to predators and in need of mercy to make it safely through this time. This is the main reason that Psalm 145 is used as the text for my strokes here. In the vulnerable cocoon stage the magnificent Monarch is most humble, unattractive and defenseless. The  the relevant verse is below.

” The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that are bowed down.” — verse 14 Psalm 145 KJV

Close up of Psalm 145 (Monarch Butterfly) wing

Close up of a section of Psalm 145 (Monarch Butterfly Study) by Judy Rey Wasserman

This new original painting is on a 4 x 6 inch postcard.

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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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10th Oct 2013

Genesis Sunset Lamed (Study)

Genesis Sunset Lamed (Study) is a postcard sized study for a larger work.

It is a part of the body of artwork that I am preparing.

It is created with watercolor pencils using strokes that are the letters from Genesis 1.

Genesis Sunset Lamed (Study) by Judy Rey Wasserman

Genesis Sunset Lamed by Judy Rey Wasserman

Strokes are the original letters from Genesis 1

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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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03rd Oct 2013

Genesis Candle Aleph

Genesis Candle Aleph (Study) is a new painting created with the original letters of Genesis 1:1-5 for the strokes.  Those symbol strokes are made with watercolor pencils and acrylic paint on watercolor paper.

So, in reality all that is on the paper are colored letters, which your eyes see and your brain “translates” into an image of a candle and flame.

We translate the Hebrew into English as “Let there be light!’  That seems how we would say it in English, and that translation is found in English Bibles for both Jews and Christians.

In Hebrew there are two basic verb tenses, complete or incomplete.  Obviously when an action is completed it is in the past. When an action is in the present or future it is incomplete.

What the Hebrew actually says is “Be: Light!” Here future and present are one.

Jewish prayers are all in the present (incomplete) tense, often beginning, “Blessed art thou oh Lord our God…” (transliterated as: Baruch Atah Adonai).

The most famous prayer for Christians begins similarly and in the present tense, “Our father who art in heaven…”    

Power to create is only and always in the Now.  In the Bible, this begins immediately, with the initial creation of calling light into the now of existence in Genesis 1.

What is also amazing is that the light is not described, it is named. More accurately, it is named via the vibrations (sounds) of three letters, aleph, vav and resh.

Sounds are waves, as is light, which brings us back to the mysteries of elementary physics, and of course, the Big Bang. As you can see from the image below, what I worked to depict is that  energy, the waves and vibration.

This new painting is a study for artworks I am creating about and depicting light. Some of these, and perhaps the image of Genesis Candle Aleph will be a part of the second section called “Let There Be Light”, which is the second section of a new  art and inspiration book I am creating.  My smaller works , even postcard sized, as usually better for an e-book reader or printed book (still fairly small) because the symbol-strokes (letters) can here and there be seen.

This image will also be used as an award for an upcoming Indiegogo campaign as part of a reward.

Genesis Candle Aleph painting by Judy Rey Wasserman

Genesis Candle Aleph (Study) by Judy Rey Wasserman

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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.

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03rd Sep 2013

Rosh HaShannah Song Greetings

Rosh Hashannah Song with strokes from Aveinu Malkenu

The image above (without the greetings and blue box) is Rosh HaShannah Song, by Judy Rey Wasserman, 2013.

The small painting is created with pen and ink and watercolor pencils.

Strokes: Sofar and musical lines and blue coloring is created from the original Torah font Hebrew letters from the traditional Rosh HaShannah hymn,Aveinu Malkenu. The musical notes/apple’s strokes are the sounds of the shofar, red apples are T’qiah, green apple’s Sh’varim, and the yellow apple’s Teruah, all in Torah font Hebrew.

Rosh HaShannah Song is signed near the mouthpiece with my logo and signature, a self portrait created with the letters of my Hebrew name.

L’Shannah Tovah literally wishes the recipient a good year, the equivalent of “Happy New Year!”  The English greeting is a transliteration of the Hebrew words that also appear on the greeting above.

Since the time of Moses Rosh HaShannah has been Jesus, a Jews, including by Jesus and his original disciples and followers. Thus, it must be politically correct to wish all of my Jewish friends and family and all of my Christian friends and family who follow Jesus, plus, anyone else who would like to benefit from good wishes, a happy, healthy and sweet new year!  L’Shannah Tovah!

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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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20th Aug 2013

Genesis Sunset for Jacob

Hidden away in my studio are artworks that would be counted as extra large, (floor to ceiling) and large, (could fit above a couch depending on ceiling height) and mid sized, which let’s say has at least one side that measures at least 24″. I have discovered, through sad experience, that no matter how well these ate photographed, the details of the individual strokes are basically lost and close-ups of areas need to be included for an inline, slide or 8 x 11″ print viewer to discern the strokes and texture of the surface.

This is not a unique problem for artists and their dealers. For instance, I have never seen an image in a book or art magazine that does justice to one of the larger works by Monet, van Gogh or Pollack or Rothko.

To to illustrate my upcoming new eBook and also for the Internet, I am creating small works ranging from about 8″ x10″ (page size) to postcard size, like artwork pictured in this blog. Ironically, my strokes do not get that much bigger with the larger works. The idea is that they basically cannot be seen as the symbols (letters) simultaneously represent both the letters of the words of the Creator that can also be scientifically understood as the strings of elementary physics.

Even though this is a postcard sized work, there are many, many layers of letters and paint and inks. If you can imagine a large work filled with the same small letters and techniques, you then understand why the larger paintings lose much of their impact when shown in a small photo or jpeg.

Genesis Sunset for Jacob

Genesis Sunset for Jacob, 2013

Postcard size study 4″ x 6″

Watercolor pencils, acrylics, inks on rag paper

Strokes: Genesis 1-2:7

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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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