Let There Be Light
Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

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Let There Be Light - This is one of twelve first limited-edition of fine art screen prints collection, signed and numbered by artist Lev Gal Wertman. The full edition includes twelve different Images, with only 50 prints from each Image. The screen prints were created based on the original sketches and painting made for the design of the “Steven and Beena Levy Stained Glass Window Collection by Artist Lev Gal Wertman”.

This window captures the artist’s earliest memories experiencing light: sun rays that break through half-closed eyes, a street lamp outside his bedroom window and the nightly patterns it created on the wall… the image in this window takes you back in time to the first moment when God just said “let there be light”, when the different colors of the first spark did not even yet combine to create the first day.  

Genesis 1/3-5  
3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and God divided the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. So there was evening, and there was morning, one day.

The windows were installed in 2018 in the Barer Family Sanctuary at Gottesman RTW Academy. The windows are set in the walls surrounding the sanctuary and depict the story of Creation as told in the book of Genesis. The main values that lead the creation of the project were: working directly with the original text, igniting the natural curiosity of the students and keeping a contemporary point of view.

Name: Birds and Land Living Creatures
Status: Available for shipment right now
Edition: First edition, 50 screen prints signed and numbered by the artist
Technique: Fine art screen print
Size: 22”h x 15”w
Materials: Arches 88 Paper 300 gsm, Screen Printing Ink
Origin: Printed by Frontline Arts - Rachel Heberling and Mike Stark.
Artist: Lev Gal Wertman
Documentation: Certificate of Authenticity

For more information please contact Naomi Bacharach, Director of Institutional Advancement 973-584-5530 ext 3015, nbacharach@grtwacademy.org

Lev Gal Wertman is a Multimedia artist. He studied at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem and has participated in a large number of solo & group exhibitions, including solo exhibitions in Gordon Gallery – Tel Aviv, Israel, The Israel Museum - Jerusalem, Israel, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MuHKA) - Antwerp, Belgium, The Jewish Museum - NYC and the Documenta X in Kassel, Germany. Lev lives in New Jersey with his wife Shiri and their three sons.

Gottesman RTW Academy, founded in 1967, is a co-educational pluralistic, Jewish community day school serving approximately 200 children starting with infant care to early childhood education through eighth grade. As a community day school, we serve families representing the entire spectrum of contemporary Jewish observance. GRTWA was awarded the National Blue Ribbon School status in 2006.

Gottesman RTW Academy is a non-profit institution under the Federal Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3). Contributions are acknowledged in writing and deductible to the full extent of the law.