Thursday, March 07, 2013

Arise and Shine Forth: Art by Mormon Youth


I was blown away by this painting!  The Mormon youth who painted it is Samuel Burton, and he's only 15!  Here's what he said about it:
The hymn “Brightly Beams Our Father's Mercy” best tells this story: “"Dark the night of sin has settled; loud the angry billows roar. Eager eyes are watching, longing, for the lights along the shore." That is the moment I tried to capture. The lighthouse represents the light of the gospel and of the Savior that we all hold and can use to guide people to their Father in Heaven. The storm and rough waters represent the trials we go through in life. The red of the coat worn by the sailor on the right symbolizes the Savior, showing that Christ is with us, and that if we let Him, He can be the captain of our boat to point us toward the lighthouse of our Heavenly Father’s love and mercy.

Art is such a wonder to me.  That people can create such meaning with paint or clay or music is just amazing to me.

Check out the rest of the youth exhibit, which was sponsored by the Church History Museum: Arise and Shine Forth.


Thing I'm thankful for: hands that work

2 Comments:

Anonymous Your brother said...

I saw that exhibit. This spirit was strong with this one: https://history.lds.org/media-collection/arise-and-shine-forth-youth-art-competition?lang=eng

12:26 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

Oh! That's cool that you were actually there and could see all of these in person! And I really liked that one, too.

12:29 PM  

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