A portion of the Book of Psalms in the Bible is called the Psalms of Ascent. Each of these individual psalm bears the heading “A Song of Ascent.” The idea is that of either a literally going up or figuratively of a pilgrimage (to God). History records that Jews sang and/or chanted these psalms as they ascended “up” to Jerusalem on holy days.
This is a series that was based on the Psalms of Ascent from the book of Psalms. As mentioned above this was chanted or sang while on a journey to Jerusalem, so I decided to add elements to the graphic that represent a journey or voyage. The compass and the ascending lines represent the journey to Jerusalem. The background image is a map of the journey to the holy city with some added texture to give it a vintage feel. I also chose the brown color since these writings took place thousands of years ago and all the roads back then were mostly made of dirt.