The circles represent the six organizers present at the organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 6, 1830. (Others were present as well, though I’ve left them out for minimalism’s sake.)
The white circle at top represents the resurrected Jesus Christ ascending into heaven, leaving the empty tomb behind (represented by the dark circle below). A companion piece to He Is Risen and He Is Not Here.
One of my pieces, First Vision XIII, is featured in the spring issue of BYU Magazine. It accompanies Fire from Heaven, a condensed version of a talk given by Truman Madsen on the First Vision, along with great art by five other BYU-affiliated artists (Alice Pritchett, Kirk Richards, Ray Johnson, Dan LeFevre, and Anthony Sweat).
Brief update: still alive, doing fine, just staying home with my wife and kids in the hope of helping stop the spread (and ideally not getting COVID-19 either — one of our kids has a heart condition which makes this scarier for us than it would otherwise be).
I haven’t really worked on any art lately (not in the right headspace for it lately), but I have gotten back into writing, and that’s going well. Hoping to have some new fiction to post before too long. And new art, too.
Trying out a new riff on my circles-and-triangles style:
This one originally wasn’t going to be a religious piece (it was going to be something about motherhood), but at the last minute it became very clear that Tell Me the Stories of Jesus was what it was supposed to be called.