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18th Jan 2016

Martin Luther King Jr. Essence Portrait 2016

This portrait of Martin Luther King is created using the original letters from the Bible texts of the Exodus story wherein Moses tells Pharaoh to let the Hebrew people leave Egypt, the land of their slavery so they can head towards their promised land. I was set to use the entire story, which spans from Exodus chapters 6 through 12. However, by the time I reached the end of chapter 8 the portrait was basically completed, except for some extra letters of yud-hey-vav-heys, which is the unspoken mane of The Divine. Those letters I made sure to use in the eyes, which saw a Divine dream; the ear, which heard a Divine call, and the mouth, which preached from the Bible a message for all people.

Like Moses, Martin Luther King Jr. had a bigger dream than the one that prevailed in his day. It was a dream for more people that his own, and it inspired many people beyond his own, and continues to inspire and spread to this day. After the portrait, I have included a few of my favorite quotes from the good reverend, of blessed memory.

The image below is of my brand new Essence Portrait of Martin Luther King Jr. I worked to create it with “painstaking excellence”, as the Reverend Doctor’s quote below applies to artists also.

Martin Luther King Jr. Essence Portrait by Judy Rey Wasserman

Martin Luther King Jr. by Judy Rey Wasserman

Strokes are the original Torah font letters in Exodus 6 through 8

Quotes:

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’

“The time is always right to do what is right.”

“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.”

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
“A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.”

“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”

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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 2015

Holiday Card Bible -Text Art Blessings

This year, I’ve actually created three seasonally Bible-texts based images.  This abundance is due to current events, plus a last minute problem with my archival fine art printer, which will be easily repaired, but not in time to send out any cards, except via email.

The first image stems from my response to the terrorist attacks in Paris. Since Hanukkah came early this year, the attacks in the city of Light narrowly preceded the festival of light. I created a basic essence Portrait of the Eiffel Tower using the original letters from psalms 1 and 23 for the strokes. Then, for the first night of Hanukkah I added a Candle of Hope to the top of the tower, and entitled it: Je Suis Charlie! Here’s a link to that blog & image: Je Suis Charlie Hanukkah

Next came the image I had planned to create this year in response to the winter holiday season and climate change, as here in New York we are setting records for warmth this past November and now December. Plus, this polar bear image is the first of several based on bears of the Bible, where bears are often used prophetically, such as in Daniel 7.  You will see that image in the next blog, in a few days.

Finally, today, since the current even in my own office became that the printer needs maintenance, I prayed and mercifully was inspired quickly with the idea of that I could quickly create as original art.  This seemed like a kind of miracle to me, since my artworks are usually filled with many, many Torah font letters.  The trick was to combine Conceptual Word Art with only a bit of Post Conceptual Art.  Even so, this drastically reduced the number of cards I am actually sending, or returning. Basically relatives, close friends and business associates are being surprised with original art.

Below you have a scanned in copy of the image, both inside and back, which is written in pencil on what is the verso of the image. The actual front of the card serves to protect the image through the mail. Of course, the paper and inks are all archival.

FRONT:

BACK:

Notice how my artist-signature is a kind of self portrait ceated using the letters of my name in Hebrew to create the face.

Wherever you are, whatever you do this season, I hope that you and your loved ones are happy, fulfilled and safe.

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Judy Rey Wasserman is an artist and the founder of Post Conceptual Art theory.

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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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06th Dec 2015

Je Suis Charlie! – First Night of Hanukkah 2015

“Je Suis Charlie Eiffel Tower 1st Night of Hanukkah 2015”, is meant for both Christians and Jews, and anyone else who wishes to participate in a much needed festival of light to dispel the darkness that encroaches.

Definitely Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday and originated before the time of Jesus. Yet this holiday also easily belongs to all Christians who seek to actually follow Jesus as he celebrated in, known also as the Feast of Dedication in the Christian Testament in John 10:22-23.

The Hanukkah story itself is not found in the Hebrew Testament, but in the Apocrypha. Essentially, it commemorates a great miracle hat occurred when after defeating Judah’s enemies, the Macabees found themselves with only enough oil to keep the holy menorah lit for one more day. The light of the holy menorah was to be kept eternally lit, and through prayer for Divine intervention menorah remained miraculously lit for eight days until additional oil arrived. Thus the expression, “A great miracle happened here!”.

Shortly after the Friday evening of the November 13, 2015 ISIS (Daish) terrorist attacks on Paris, I got the idea of artistically placing a memorial candle at the top of the Eiffel Tower. There actually is a light at the highest point at the top of the Eiffel Tower, but it is not a candle and does not resemble a flame.

Granted that somehow creating public art by creating a “candle” with or without a real flame at the top of the Eiffel Tower might also be stunning, the physical and financial activity of accomplishing this is beyond any quick accomplishment, even if undertaken by a great public works artist such as Christo. However, as a painter, I “build” with paints, inks, paper and canvas., so I can show you a candle at the top of the Eiffel Tower.

The strokes in my works are all actually symbols. The symbols used are the original Hebrew letters from Bible texts. Thus, although an image seems to appear, such as a candle or the Eiffel Tower, in reality al that is really “written” or paned are the words) comprised of letters) from Bible texts. The texts used in this image are Psalm 27 (for the Candle of Hope), and Psalms 1 & 23 for the Eiffel Tower.

Both the Candle of Hope and Eiffel Tower image also exist as separate handmade works. They were digitally combined to create what is called a tradigital work (both handmade and digital), entitled “Je Suis Charlie! – First Night of Hanukkah 2015”.

France has the fourth largest Jewish population in the world. Jews are recorded as living peacefully in France since before 1 A.D.

Wishing you and your loved ones , wherever you are, a season blessed with light, joy, fulfillment and safety.

Eiffel Tower created with strokes from Bible's Psalm 1 and Psalm 23 by Judy Rey Wasserman* * *

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. 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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04th Dec 2015

Eiffel Tower Created from Psalms 1 and 23

The image below of the Eiffel Tower is created with strokes of the original Hebrew letters of Psalms 1 and 23. It is an artistic response of hope, determination and even triumph in relation to the terrorist attacks on Paris on November 13, 2015 by radical Islamists.

The letter-strokes often overlap each other, so the words and texts are not readable. However, although it appears that you are looking at a depiction of the Eiffel Tower, what is actually drawn or written are the Torah font letters of the two psalms. It is a form of Post Conceptual Art, as the concept of the meaning of the work comes from the meaning of the text of the strokes.

These two psalms are known as prayers/songs of both comfort and hope. Jews and Christians often use them at funerals and memorials, including the Jewish service of Yizkor.

I created this image to appear as one would actually see the Eiffel Tower on a sunny day.  Our eyes would not take in every detail, like an architect’s rendering, especially since the tower is somewhat reflective and light bounces off and dances upon it on a sunny day.  Also, this portrait is one of hope and even victory of spirit as the tower reaches to the heavens — at least that is what I worked to visually show.

This basic Essence Portrait (meaning it has black strokes so that I can (and will certainly) use it also in other works and paintings) is my artistic response to the horrific radical Islam terrorist attacks in Paris on the evening of November 13, 2015.

Below the work are English translations of psalms 1 and 23.

Eiffel Tower created with strokes from Bible's Psalm 1 and Psalm 23 by Judy Rey Wasserman
Psalm 1 and Psalm 23 (Eiffel Tower) by Judy Rey Wasserman

Psalm 1
1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
6 For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
Psalm 23
1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

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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. 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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25th Nov 2015

Thanksgiving as a Proclamation of Hope

In the USA, Thanksgiving is a holiday that stems from a communal dinner between the first settlers in the New World, the Pilgrims, and the Native Americans who helped them survive their bitter winter in what is now Plymouth, Massachusetts.

The Pilgrims were radical Christians, a sect of Puritans, whose lives were filled with an austere understanding of the Bible. Yet, they managed to set aside a day of Thanksgiving, celebration and joy to share with the natives who had befriended them. Without the help of the Native Americans, who the Pilgrims considered to be heathens (as they were not Christians) it is doubtful that as many Pilgrims – or any of them – would have survived.

If the USA has a national holiday that can be considered to be spiritual or even religious, it is Thanksgiving, a communal holiday that is one of tolerance, even brotherly love for fellow citizens, and thanksgiving.

The act of giving thanks to The Divine is not only filled with appreciation, but with implied hope. Giving thanks means there is someone to give thanks to – there has to be some recipient for the appreciation – or what’s the point? Gratitude infers a blessing, a gift that was beyond one’s own sphere of power or influence.

Thus the act of thanksgiving includes a present hope for continued blessings, help, gifts or providential coincidences from their source. Giving thanks is a way of acknowledging our own limits, an act of true humility and respect, which simultaneously acknowledging our own worthiness for the receipt of the blessing, kindness, gift, etc. If a person were not worty to receive the blessing and give thanks then they could not actually “have” it – and we have all known instances of people (possibly ourselves?) who has received something wonderful, a lottery or scholarship winner, a special talent or opportunity, a gift of health or friendship, who subsequently blew it by their own behavior.

So thanksgiving is not only an acknowledgement to the source of our good fortune, but it is also an expression of our hope in our own worthiness to continue in that fortune and to benefit our selves and others by it.

“In that day you will say: “Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted.” – Isaiah 12:4

Wherever you are, in the USA or elsewhere, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones. See more. Live inspired.

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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. 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 2014

Tis the Season to Light Trees

Often Christmas and Hanukkah coincide as Hanukkah is celebrated for eight full days. At this time of year, we seem to have a communal need to celebrate and light lights, perhaps due to the longest winter days in the Northern Hemisphere.

Driving in the early evening, each night seems to bring more yards that have trees and decorations of lights. Those who celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah and/or Kwanza are all busy lighting one kind of tree or another.

Candle Tree

Tis the Season to Light Trees by Judy Rey Wasserman

A menorah, whether for Chanukah with eight candle holders or for Temple and Shabbat with seven candle holders is always biblically symbolic of a tree. Of course, the more recent holiday of Kwanza also features a menorah.

Historically, Christmas trees began with Northern European pagans, long before the spread of Christianity. It seems the lighting of trees and the yearly festivities were associated with the winter solstice. Just as the church incorporated and substituted saints and their days for the various non-Christian gods thus enabling conversion, so too did the church incorporate the winter holiday by claiming it as the celebration of Jesus’ birth. Based on the gospel account of Mary and Joseph sojourning to Jerusalem to pay their tribute, we know that Jesus had to have been born either in the spring during the time of Shavout/Pentecost or in the fall during Rosh HaShanna (celebrating the birth of humankind) or Yom Kippur.

We also know historically that although “a great miracle happened here” at the time that Judah Macabee and his men managed to keep the synagogue lights lit and fend off the invaders. This victory and the miracle of the Temple lights remaining lit for eight days when in reality there was only enough oil for one day’s light, led to Hanukkah being referred to as the feast of dedication. The gospels tell of Jesus celebrating this holiday, also called the Feast of Dedication, which remains one of celebrating the overthrow of tyranny and the freedom to practice one’s religion.

Ironically, the victorious Hasmonians (Macabees) were very liberal and their rule led to the acceptance of many Roman ways, which eventually led to uprisings by the more traditional Jews against the Romans around the time of Jesus. Of course, this led to the Diaspora.

Hanukkah is considered a minor holiday and no one takes off from work or school. Yet, in the USA , it is the most celebrated Jewish Holiday just as Christmas is the most celebrated Christian holiday. We all light trees give gifts, party and eat rich foods.

Although the colors of blue, white and gold represent Hanukkah while green, white and red represent Christmas in wrappings, cards and decorations, in actuality we are all lighting many colored lights. Christmas lights tend to be multicolored or all white and glowing. Hanukkah candles, the ones in all those little boxes from various manufacturers that fit the standard menorahs are likewise multicolored, while Shabbat candles are white (and at least one Friday night always falls during Hanukkah).

The image of the Candle Tree 2007 (AKA: “Tis the Season to Light Trees” card) is both a Hanukkah menorah and/or a Christmas tree. I have found that Jews immediately seem to see it as a menorah while Christians miss that imagery and see a Christmas tree. So each sees the image as a special holiday image, but we filter the meaning through our beliefs and assumptions. In the image the tree has nine candles as the center candle is the shamash, the candle that lights the others..

I had a large unfolded card printed of the image that I am using as my Seasons Greetings mailing this year. It is included here, with best wishes for many blessings for you, and your loved ones.

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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. 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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26th Nov 2014

Source of Thanksgiving’s Tolerance & Peace

We have been taught that when the Pilgrims migrated to North America they came seeking religious freedom.

Actually, that is not quite true. The Pilgrims came seeking religious freedom to worship for themselves only – not for anyone else who did not agree with their strict puritanical practices.

History shows that European descended members of the Massachusetts Bay community who did not conform to the Pilgrim’s ways were booted out or soon left to found new communities that were more to their own liking. These settlers founded new communities in places such as Rhode Island, Connecticut and also landed at Conscience Point, New York, founding Southampton, where I reside.

Yet, our ideas of tolerance for others beliefs and religious freedom that we are thankful for on Thanksgiving Day were embodied in that first Thanksgiving celebration as the Pilgrims and Native Americans came together to give thanks and celebrate their provisions and new community. The Native Americans had helped and taught the light skinned newcomers how to survive the harsh Massachusetts winter, plant corn, and introduced them hunting our native game.

Contemporary American’s ideas of tolerance at our welcoming of immigrants (at least legal ones) seeking a better life, of sharing and helping those in need, and of religious toleration were demonstrated and taught by many of the Native American tribes America’s north east coastal regions.

Despite the revisionist history that attempts to cast the Algonquin and Iroquois as heathens and savages, they were largely peaceful peoples until the pale settlers arrived on many ships. Even so, in the northern colonies there was little, if any, fighting between the settlers and natives. In Southampton the Shinnecock tribe easily and quickly adopted the Christian religion and has maintained a church on their reservation to this day.

Any study of the Algonquin religion quickly reveals that they followed a basically
monotheistic religion, much like that of the Hebrew Testament. Some people, including Native peoples, believe that some of the USA’s Native nations, such as the Algonquins  and Cherokees are actually decedents of the lost tribes of Israel.

The various tribes did conduct war–like raids on one another.  The neighboring tribes in Southampton and Montauk regularly “attacked” each other. Yet records reveal that these exchanges were more like innocent panty raids as young warriors from local tribes cause a bit of chaos as they invaded and met the maidens of the other local tribes, like young bucks sparring (but easily surviving). While it may have reminded the settlers of the raping and pillaging in European wars, there was no raping and pillaging. Records show that then the elders of the tribes met, smoked peace pipes, and held a party for the tribes and marriages between the tribes ensured.

Montauk Lighthouse by Judy Rey Wasserman

Montauk Lighthouse by Judy Rey Wasserman
Strokes: Genesis 1-2:7,Deut. 6:4 & Gold “frame” Psalm 8

Even though he was only in his early twenties, George Washington quickly became a senior officer in the colonial forces during the first stages of the French and Indian War, also known as the Seven Years’ War,  a war between England and France that was
fought in Europe, too. Native Americans fought on both sides.

For the colonists a war between England and French held religious concerns. France was a Catholic Country, and as such she was an ally of Spain. The religion of all the French and Spanish colonies was Catholic and Protestantism was not allowed. This was in stark contrast to the British colonies where different Protestant groups were tolerated and governed locally, ranging from Quakers on the left to Anglicans and the descendants of the Puritans on the right. Jews and Catholics were also tolerated and practiced openly in the colonies. Many of these groups were not welcome back in their countries of ancestry, or even in any European country. Winning the war was religious imperative as well as a concern of political allegiance. However the British colonies were aided by the same Native Americans who, a couple of generations previously also befriended them. Here Washington was exposed to the tolerance and ideas that helped inform his views when he became President, called for the first Thanksgiving and championed religious freedom.

From the first Thanksgiving until today we share our food and joy with others, family, friends, and neighbors who are willing to come together and give thanks for our blessings in tolerance and peace.

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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. 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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31st Oct 2014

How are Bitcoin, the Bible & Art Related?

Any image of a crypto currency coin is a fantasy, even if it is a logo, since crypto currencies do not exist in real coin form. That is intrinsic to crypto currencies. Basically they can be understood as digital mathematical equations that have been solved and exist on a blockchain, which is also found only via the Internet.  Bitcoins and other crypto currencies are conceptual money.

The artwork shown here (below) is my Essence Portrait (basic image) of a Bitcoin.  It is a part of my In God We Trust art series, and its new Money Project.

Fiat currencies, those issued by a government have always had a physical form. Usually the artwork shown on a coin or bill has political relevance and reinforced the ideas of the country’s culture.  Fiat currencies that you may know or use are called:  dollars, Euros, British sterling, yen, pesos, marks and shekels, etc.  These forms of currency used to be backed by gold or silver, but none are backed by anything other than their governments strength and credit today.

Since neither fiat currencies nor crypto currencies are backed by any precious metal or other commodity, it is very simple to transfer their value between companies and individuals electronically and digitally. For example when you use a debit card to make a purchase the numerical value of that purchase is subtracted from your account and added to the accounts of the merchant and processing company. Actual paper or coin money is not actually physically transferred from your bank to the bank and merchant’s account.

 History and movies are filled with true and fictional accounts of train and armored car robberies that occurred as money or the precious gold or silver that backed it were moved in and out of banks.  Today’s bank robbers are hackers who rob digital databases for account information that they use to transfer funds to their own accounts. Both fiat and crypto currencies have endured these attacks.

In a way crypto currencies are safer than fiat currencies as a robber cannot rob digital wallets at gunpoint because physically there is no way to collect their loot. Armed robbers can and still do rob stores and banks and get away with currency bills and coins. Art robberies are also continue, but frankly, I cannot recall any art armed robberies.

Ironically, as art my image of a Bitcoin has value when it becomes a limited edition signed print or painting, which could be paid for online through my shopping card with a debit card,or handed to me in cash or sent  inbitcoin (or fractional amount). This image will be used in artwork that is available as perks and bonuses to reward levels in my upcoming Indiegogo campaign.

In addition to its value as art, this artwork is created following the tenets of Post Conceptual art’s UnGraven Image theory. Each and every stroke that makes up this image is a letter, a Torah font letter taken from specific Bible texts that relate to the image.

Bitcoin (Essence Portrait) by Judy Rey Wasserman

These letters also are symbols that also elegantly reference strings of elementary physics, which are the basis of the physical universe. Thus the strokes present an extra level of information that is additional to the image, adding additional and intrinsic informational value.

Bitcoin as a currency that is based on information called bits. These bits of information are binary. Likewise Torah font Hebrew is a binary font – the only alpha numeric binary font in any language. Thus each letter can be written using combinations of two letters, a yud and a vav, and also it is binary as each letter can be written by simply making one or two strokes. Thus, as strokes for any crypto currency, using the Torah font closely relates to digitized information.

Bitcoin as the most popular and prominent crypto currency is making strides forward, and then backwards, and then forward again to find acceptance and legitimacy with federal, state and foreign governments. Its proponents say that it will help the unbanked, which means poor people, both in industrialized and emerging nations. Of course helping the poor, fair weights and measures and equal opportunities are all found in the Bible, in the Torah(Pentateuch) and those ideas as principles and laws originated there, out in the Sinai desert as the Israelites fled Egypt, and have been carried forward by Jews and then Christians ever since.  Fiat currencies also have an inherent equality without regard to persons insofar as a dollar held by a poor person is worth as much as one held by someone wealth, but this is generally true for most valuable items and commodities, as well as all crypto currencies.

I have also noted that Bitcoin is making its best strides forward primarily in countries where the Bible is welcomed or at least legal to own and discuss openly.  This toleration includes countries that are not thought of as having either many Jews or
Christians, like Japan. It may just be a coincidence, but it is interesting to note.

However, as fine art my images of bitcoins (much more to be revealed over time and in the Indiegogo campaign) can legally physically go and be sold in countries that do not accept Bitcoin as of this writing such as Russia, or are difficult places to own a Bible because art easily crosses borders and barriers.

Close up of strokes of Judy Rey Wasserman's Bitcoin Essence Portrait\

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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. 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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15th Oct 2014

Money Project $10 Bill as Crowdfunding Perk

Here is a newly completed finished $10 USA bill (#Bible ‘s Exodus 20 – the Ten Commandment’s original letters are the basic strokes and Leviticus 19 are the portrait’s strokes) for my Art as Money project, which is a part of my In God We Trust series. It is an original digital print, or tradigital print as various hand-drawn parts are combined to make the image, plus, some work was completed only on line, using mouse or keyboard. & also perk in an upcoming crowdfunding Indiegogo campaign. I want to show money as currency in a new, less profane way. Hopefully as an inspiration for how we use it. Money can be a blessing or a curse. Which is it for you? What do you think?
USA &10 bill created with strokes from Bible's Exodus 20 (Ten Commandments) and Leviticus 19 by Judy Rey Wasserman

USA $10  Bill Series CF 2014 by Judy Rey Wasserman

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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. 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 Oct 2014

Art as Value, Wealth and Money Project

A new soon to launch art project will explore the creation, understanding and use of wealth through rendering money and objects that are exchanged as wealth, but have no intrinsic value themselves. For instance,  a bag of rice can be exchanged for an amount of wealth, it has an intrinsic value, but the currency paper bills issued by governments, even if they were backed by gold or silver, have no intrinsic worth, they are only small printed pieces of paper that are issued in high amounts.

The art project will include unique fine art images that comprise a subset of my series entitles, In God We Trust. Like all of my UnGraven Image artworks, the images are created using strokes that are the original letters (Torah font) from specifically selected Bible texts. The texts are selected to have relevance to or for the final image.

The project explores what we value, specifically, what the viewer may value, and how we recognize and revere value.

Value and worth in art, life, and world currencies is ever changing. Like the weather, value moves like autumn leaves blown up, down and away by the wind. And, like leaves on deciduous trees, value moves through
seasons that are both intrinsic (personal) and extrinsic (societal).  An example of an intrinsic value change can be seen in the relationship a tot has to a treasured toy or object, like a stuffed animal or toy. The item is often carried everywhere and it must be in the child’s bed at night. Yet by the time the child becomes a teenager that previously treasured item has been discarded. Some items almost always have universal intrinsic value, like water and food protein sources.

We are all aware of occurrences of extrinsic value shifts. For instance, when the cost for consumer goods like food or heating oil rise, or when we approach a seasonal communal holiday when we purchase special foods,
decorations and, perhaps even gifts.

Most people, worldwide, think about their wealth (money, or valuables that can be exchanged for goods and services) frequently, more than on a once a day basis. All kinds of thinking and emotions may be involved in relation to money, from excitement and happiness to worry, fear and even grief at loss. We even fuss over money that we do not have, meaning our lack of funding and perceived ability to purchase a desired outcome.

Yet, how aware are we of the actual money we have or seek to own and use? Do you recognize the image below? If so can you specifically indicate exactly where you have seen it? Where is it located? Do you own a similar image yourself?

Federal ReserveSymbol

Look at the image below. Do you see the previous Federal Reserve image above within it?

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USD $100 Bill (Exodus 20) by Judy Rey Wasserman

This art image above of a USA $100 Federal Reserve Note was created with strokes of the original letters of Exodus 20 (Ten Commandments) plus the English letters and numerals, including Judy Rey Wasserman’s signature, which on most other works is in Hebrew in her signature-logo, but here used to emulate the placement of an government official’s signature normally placed on an USA government issued bill. The use of Exodus 20, is to inspire the viewer to use their money lawfully and according to eternal principles and truths.

This original digital image will be one of the prints used in Judy Rey Wasserman’s Upcoming Crowd Funding campaign as a perk for supporters. The campaign will actually be giving art money away to each and every
contributor!

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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. 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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