EMERALD-The Fourth Stone

October 22, 2009

EMERALD-The Fourth Stone

Red Emerald-Bixbite

Beryl has been considered a valuable gemstone since prehistoric times. There are many colors of beryl known under many names. Green beryl is called emerald. In the 1800s green beryl was removed from the beryl family and called emerald. Blue beryl is aquamarine, colorless is goshenite, pink is morganite and yellow is heliodor ranging from a bright yellow to a honey-golden yellow.

Red beryl is extremely rare and mimics shades of red from bubble gum to to scarlet, or the color of blood. Mainly found within the Wah Wah Mountains of Utah, only an estimated 60 pounds were ever mined in the history of the world! Some smaller amounts have been found in other countries recently. Oddly enough it seems people are drawn to this stone yet do not understand why. The reason will be revealed later via an exerpt from The Stones Journal.

Blood?

The most common thread between this stone, its rarity, and the similar color of blood is in fact that the bible pounds a message to its readers that we should never forget that Jesus shed his blood for our sins. What better way to elevate the significance of that sacrifice than to mark it with the rarest gemstone in the world? These facts seem confusing but within The Revelation Painting there is a mystery of Revelation which has been overlooked since the bible was written and it will be revealed in The Stones Journal. Once revealed, the mystery is easily seen in the painting. The price for red beryl or Bixbite is astronomical! For one faceted carat, you can expect to pay $20,000.00 or more. Although I have obtained 6 carats of rough stone and the collection required for this section of the painting (an estimated 272 carats) will obviously have to be forfieted in lieu of a replacement stone of similar color or some other meaningful way to express the significance of this most important section.

I once spoke to a man who had worked in the mines in Utah and asked for the owner’s contact information. He was very put off when he found that I needed to crush it for the painting. He went on to say that the stone was highly coveted and that the owner would never sacrifice it for the painting. I will never know if I do not ask, so time will tell if the mine owner will sacrifice a handful of the stone.

(THIS SECTION WILL BE UPDATED as developments occur)

GOD Scene II (Part I)

September 30, 2009

Scene II GOD
(PART I)

According to the “dream” my mother had where she saw God, she stated that he was so bright that she knew if she had not been meant to be there that she knew she would have went blind.  She was unable to see the detail of his face because of the light but she knew he was a man.  This is where the brilliant, white light originated for Scene II of the painting.  Initially I contacted NASA for a light so bright that it would insult the eyes but not cause permanent damage.  I wanted the pupils to jerk in constriction.  NASA never responded.

Knowing early on that another form of brilliant, white light would have to be substituted, I was stumped.  Considering everything from flat panels to full spectrum lighting, I became frustrated and put that part of the painting on hold for quite a long time.  I thought that maybe I would have a chance with NASA engineers if there was more to show them.  I considered all the money America has contributed to NASA’s dreams and I believed (still naive) that they would make a light for The Revelation Painting.

Time passed, days were like months and months like years before I thought of it again until one morning I had awakened from a dream.  The dream was to run the bright, white light cables of fiber optics through the canvases.  That idea was also no easy task!  I began to research fiber optics and light sources.  There were no flat light sources but the cables were flexible enough to use in each canvas, bundled together and coiled into the back of the canvas.  The total length of various size cables would reach around 20-30 feet, maybe more.

Since I had read in Revelation what is described as God’s image, I was thrown back in believing the “white light” theory as Revelation did not focus on the brilliance of the white light, in fact it really did not talk about it at all:

REV 4:2 At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it. 3 And the one who sat there had the appearance of jasper and carnelian. A rainbow, resembling an emerald, encircled the throne…

 In my dream, God was white light and a lot of it.  I had not seen God in the dream, only the answer to my lighting problem.  My mother had told me he was bright, white light and after all Scene II of the painting was entangled within this white light of God.  I began to research more.  (The blog regarding The Stones of the New City foundations shed immense light on the “appearance of jasper and carnelian and the Emerald.  This information was not discovered until 2009.)  Diligent searching for what God looked like brought me to:

Ezekiel 1:1-14 (New International Version)

Ezekiel 1

The Living Creatures and the Glory of the Lord

 1 In the [a] thirtieth year, in the fourth month on the fifth day, while I was among the exiles by the Kebar River, the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God.

 4 I looked, and I saw a windstorm coming out of the north—an immense cloud with flashing lightning and surrounded by brilliant light. The center of the fire looked like glowing metal, 5 and in the fire was what looked like four living creatures. In appearance their form was that of a man, 6 but each of them had four faces and four wings. 7 Their legs were straight; their feet were like those of a calf and gleamed like burnished bronze. 8 Under their wings on their four sides they had the hands of a man. All four of them had faces and wings, 9 and their wings touched one another. Each one went straight ahead; they did not turn as they moved.

 10 Their faces looked like this: Each of the four had the face of a man, and on the right side each had the face of a lion, and on the left the face of an ox; each also had the face of an eagle. 11 Such were their faces. Their wings were spread out upward; each had two wings, one touching the wing of another creature on either side, and two wings covering its body. 12 Each one went straight ahead. Wherever the spirit would go, they would go, without turning as they went. 13 The appearance of the living creatures was like burning coals of fire or like torches. Fire moved back and forth among the creatures; it was bright, and lightning flashed out of it. 14 The creatures sped back and forth like flashes of lightning…

I began to measure and sketch exactly what it would take and the size of it to magnify the importance of this scene.

 
Transitional scene from scene I to II


Measure of Jesus, therefore God (in a sense)

 
Working it all out


The fiber optics and their distances

Please note this is a continuing work in progress and subsequent blogs will be posted in the titles of GOD-Scene II (part II), (part III), etc…