The Ten Commandments
Commandment Six
Commandment One
Commandment Seven
Commandment Two
Commandment Eight
Commandment Three
Commandment Nine
Commandment Four
Please read Notes below before viewing this work.

A body of fine art prints celebrating God’s grace
by exploring the consequences of
falling from grace.
by
Fred Leavitt

Commandment Five
Commandment Ten

Artist's Notes

The Ten Commandments is a body of work that explores the artists conception of a life without grace and where it leads. Eight of the ten commandments tell us what we should not do and imply dark consequences if violated. Two of the commandments, four and five, are of a gentler nature telling us what we should be doing and what the rewards will be. The rainbow has become a symbol of God’s covenant with man and his gift of grace.

I believe God created us and loves us as a perfect father loves his children. But God’s grace is not unconditional. The Ten Commandments stand in testimony to this. It is inconceivable that there is a human being amongst us that has not violated the commandments in thought or deed. However, God’s grace, born of his love for us, covers a sinner who seeks redemption. But if one chooses a life of sin, rejects and defies the Lord in all things they are in essence rejecting God’s grace.

To lose God’s grace is to fall prey to the dark and overwhelming forces of Satan, as this body of work depicts. This art stands as a wake-up call for those who have chosen to violate the commandments and turn their back on the Lord.

My job was to try to create images that trigger an emotional reaction and stimulate one to pause and consider the spiritual consequences of their actions.

The images are made up of approximately 300 of my original photographs that have been digitized, manipulated and layered to create the pictures in this series. For this project I used universal, biblical and other symbols, as well as specialized lighting. The work took two years to complete.

 Mr. Leavitt  references the following  verses from the King James Version of the Bible as influential in shaping his approach to illustrating the Ten Commandments.
 
"The Lord is slow to anger, abounding in love and forgiving sin and rebellion.  Yet does not leave the guilty unpunished." Numbers 14:18
 
"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom."  Proverbs 1:7
 
Moses said to the people "Do not be afraid.  God has come to test you so that the fear of the Lord will be with you to keep you from sinning."  Exodus 20:20. 
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