resulted was a 21 foot by 16 foot banner of the book of
Psalms. It took me nearly 60 hours to get the Hebrew Scriptures
in place (the entire book of Psalms had to be formatted
to fit the art's dimensions) and re-detail the art for it's
large scale. In the process I had to upgrade my computer
to handle the large image file (1.2g).
as it is, in getting the art ready for production, I made
a huge error in deleting the "Beth" (the Hebrew
B) from the entire book of Psalms. This caused my having
to reconstruct the text and lay it out a second time. Still,
I was able to get the art to the printer within the 5 days
given. Of course the error would not have been caught in
time had it not been for the gracious aid of Dr.
Philip Payne of
Software. Phil worked
with me over the phone, late at night going over areas of
the text, letter by letter to make sure the entire Hebrew
alphabet was present in the second text formatting. And
it was. I owe a debt of thanks to you, Phil, God Bless you.
Phil has been instrumental in the development of this project
- he has been with me since 1998.
out the R.O.C. Fest Banner as it was displayed at the event.
The event was a blast!
And many got to see the scale at which many of the paintings
will be when they are painted. Of course, the banner is
21 feet tall, which if you can imagine, is 9 feet SHORTER
than the actual painting of Psalms will be (at 30 feet tall)
.If you are on a dsl line or broadband, you can watch a
Real Audio movie of the raising of the banner. This is a
sneak preview as it is VERY low resolution - as you will
see. We lost the ending cedits in the compression which
is too bad. BUT Enjoy anyway! You will need Real Audio Player
on your computer system. CLICK
HERE for the movie.
if there are any computer experts out there who would like
to donate a bit of time and expertise to clean up and recompress
the original file (so the credits aren't lost) - PLEASE
I spent a great five hour meeting with Father Rod Stevens.
It was refreshing to converse with someone with vision and
knowledge of the arts. I came away impressed with the ideas
of death and resurrection symbolically imbued throughout
the Catholic Liturgy. It was a fascinating afternoon giving
hope to the future that there may be a patron out there
if not a few. Blessings to you Father Rod.
Because I have been asked for Banner use at Christian events,
I have developed a Banner renting program, where the proceeds
will contribute to the Freedom ART Project. For those who
would prefer a straight rental per event, a program has
been defined. For others who would like to have a banner
donated, while at the same time earning donations for their
church or organization, another program has been developed.
Click HERE to download an Acrobat PDF file to see the program.
Help support the Freedom ART Project - an art ministry.