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Based on a Rembrandt painting entitled “The Feast of Belshazzar” or” Belshazzar’s Feast.” In this painting coming out of the shadows Rembrandt shows the moment when a divine hand appeared and wrote on the wall a phrase only Daniel could decipher. According to the National Gallery, UK “Daniel transliterated the inscription: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN. This is the interpretation: ‘God has numbered the days of your kingdom and brought it to an end; you have been weighed in the balances and found wanting; your kingdom is given to the Medes and Persians.’ That very night Belshazzar was slain.” In my version the writing on the wall is “Follow your heart not your brain.” I used the layout of the original painting to create this painting, modeling the light and darkness after Rembrandt.