A 10-year project, "Flower of Israel" evolved first in Germany in 1975 in a stable in Noche, a village outside Darmstadt, where Wiseman was living at the time. He painted his country studio with multiple sunrises and spheres on the walls and ceiling.

In this painting that followed, time and infinity are brought together by the Christian symbols: The Crucifixion, Resurrection, Ascension, and Pentecost. The nails in the foreground are symbolic of the Crucifixion. The hands coming through the windows represent the Resurrection. The figure at the top represents the Ascension, and the twelve priests with flames on their heads are symbolic of the Pentecost.

Yahweh is to be found in the gap created when the finite and the infinite are brought together in the present, according to Eastern mysticism.

Models for this work include Evan Jones, Cliff Mooney, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and Wiseman.

The work evolved, both conceptually and technically, at the Benedictine monastery in Mission BC, and at the Wiseman Choreographic Community in Vancouver, under the patronage of Lorne Balshine.

91.5 cm diameter, Oil on Board, Lorne Balshine Collection