The artwork above “Angels Ascending from the Land of Israel” is in the collection of The Israel Museum in Jerusalem. I created it at a graphics center affiliated with the museum. It shows digitized Rembrandt angels going up from a NASA satellite image of the Land of Israel.
These cyberangels will be animated and fly via digital technologies from Jerusalem in Israel into the twelve US states having places named JerUSAlem. This digital art event will be a contemporary realization of the biblical commentary that angels go up on Jacob’s ladder from the Land of Israel and come down throughout the world.
Students at Emunah College of the Arts in Jerusalem are creating smartphone videos of food in everyday life in Israel from which the cyberangels emerge. These videos will explore the idea that the biblical words for food and angel are written with the same four Hebrew letters to teach us that angels are spiritual messages arising from everyday life.
Now that the US Embassy is in Jerusalem, I will be creating an exhibition of photography showing life in the JerUSAlems in USA with a documentation of the cyberangels' flight from Israel to museums, colleges, art schools, churches, synagogues, bookstores, and homes in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, Utah, and Vermont.
The cyberangel launching events from Israel will correspond with the launching of my book Through a Bible Lens: Biblical Insights for Smartphone Photography and Social Media (HarperCollins). See the book’s blog http://throughabiblelens.blogspot.com and scroll down for descriptions of some of my earlier events: “Cyberangels Circle the Globe via AT&T Satellites” seen by millions, and The New York Times article “Artist’s Angel to Fly by Computer.”
See my article in The Times of Israel https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/jerusalem-usa-see-the-20-jerusalems-in-usa/