Fall Tree of Life Aleph (Deuteronomy 6)
Colorful scripture verse art painting of a Tree of Life in the Autumn created entirely of strokes that are the original letters from the Bible’s Deuteronomy chapter 6. This chapter includes the Shema which all observant Jews from the time of Moses, through the times of Jesus and the early Christians, until today, pray every day and evening.
“Hear Oh Israel , the LORD your God, the LORD is one” – the Shema, Deut. 6:4
This painting is also created by and contains the Vahavta prayer, containing: “Thou shalt love the Lord your God with all your soul, all your heart and all your might.” All these verses and more are the strokes that create this artwork.
The Deuteronomy 6:5 instructs, “And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.”
Fall Tree Aleph is part of an open edition mini series within the Trees of Life series called “Seasons of Trees Aleph.” Aleph is the first letter in the Hebrew alephbet (alphabet).
This artwork is the tree that represents autumn, as religiously significant time for Jews and previously for the early Jewish-Christians.
Known as the High Holy Days, this spiritual season begins with Rosh Hashanah. The Hebrew word “Rosh” means “Head” and the literal translation is “head of the year.”
This New Year holiday commemorates the beginning or birth of Man, specifically Genesis’ Adam.
The most sacred and solemn day of the Jewish calendar is Yom Kippur, a day of fast and communal repentance. It follows after Rosh Hashanah by a ten days.
A week later is Sukkot, also known as the feast and festival of Booths. It recalls the time the Tribes of Israel dwelt in tents (booths) in the desert. Since the time of Moses, Jews erect temporary tents called sukkahs, where families and communities enjoy festive meals.
Thanksgiving is similar in many ways to Sukkot. Both are about the gathering of families in communal festive meals that celebrate the harvest but also an successful ending to a difficult period. While American Thanksgiving illustrations depict Pilgrims and Algonquin people sharing a meal, I have often wondered if the Pilgrims had erected temporary tents when they originally landed using skins or clothes as the weather was probably cooler and could turn inclement.
Thus, the fall festivals are communal occasions according to both Jewish and the New World Christian traditions.
Bless your own space or that of a loved one with this artwork. Yes, you can see a tree in autumn, but what’s really there is the entirety of Deuteronomy 6.
- Judy Rey Wasserman's UnGraven Image art presents images that are totally created by strokes that are the Torah font letters used as traditional art stokes. These letter-strokes are interwoven, layered, glazed, and used here and there. They represent the words of the Creator, Ruler of the universe through Whose word all things were called into being. In this artwork each stroke is an original Hebrew Torah font letter from the verses of Deuteronomy 6.
- This open edition print is printed in the artist’s own studio on thick fine art paper with archival inks. It is signed the artist.
- 7" x 10" Fine art print
- Acid-free, chlorine-free paper with bright white tone
- Shipped in an archival plastic protector sleeve
- Certificate of Authenticity included in package
- Provenance kept by UnGraven Image
- Bonus: special "And You Shall Love... Seasons of the Tree of Life" two-sided bookmark. One side shows the series of four trees. The other side includes the English translation of Deuteronomy 6:5-9
- Bonus: Postcard-sized 2-sided informational piece showing the complete collection of the 4 Seasons of the Tree of Life, plus the basic background tree in black and white also created with the original letters from the Deuteronomy 6:5-9s scripture
- Made in USA in the artist's own studio.
*Note: Frame is NOT included
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