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New artwork: Behold My Beloved Son. Basically a Christ Visits the Nephites but with a different title, one actually from the scriptures.

I painted this in Procreate, and goodness, it messed up my back a bit. (Which is unfortunate because I really like the woodcut-style look on the white triangle. I may still do occasional pieces this way, when there’s not a billion little circles like I have here.) It’s frustrating when my spondylolisthesis keeps me from making art the way I want to. At some point I’ll probably try to figure out a way to do this style with code. (Speaking of which, I generated the circles here with a little bit of JavaScript. It was fun doing a piece that’s a little more three-dimensional.)

Behold My Beloved Son

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I’ve got a new exhibition coming soon! It opens next Friday, February 3, at Writ & Vision in Provo, and runs through Saturday, February 25. The show will feature the twelve illustrations at the head of each chapter of In the Image of Our Heavenly Parents: A Couple’s Guide to Creating a More Divine Marriage (edited by McArthur Krishna and Bethany Brady Spalding).

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It’s not up yet on the Writ & Vision gallery page but will be soon.


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A few new pieces tonight. First, To Fulfill All Righteousness III:

To Fulfill All Righteousness III

And then a scripture print from 2 Nephi 2:

Art with several verses from 2 Nephi 2 laid out in it

And finally, an abstract hymn print of Where Can I Turn for Peace?:

Circles and lines representing the first few measures of “Where Can I Turn for Peace?”

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New artwork: The Time Is at Hand.

The Time Is at Hand

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New artwork: Behold Your Little Ones.

Behold Your Little Ones

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New artwork: I Give unto you Power. This takes the idea from Principles and Ordinances II and By the Laying on of Hands II and applies it to Christ ordaining Nephi. Also similar to Father’s Blessing.

I Give unto You Power

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New artwork: No Tongue Can Speak.

No Tongue Can Speak

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Scripture prints

Another new project. I wanted to do something with the words of the scriptures and came up with this style, where it’s intended to be more decorative/evocative (so legibility isn’t at the top of the priority list). It’s also a fun way to play with textures in ways that I don’t always get to with my other art.

1 Nephi 3

Art with several verses from 1 Nephi 3 laid out in it

Luke 2

Art with several verses from Luke 2 laid out in it

Mosiah 2

Art with several verses from Mosiah 2 laid out in it

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Four new pieces tonight.

Away in a Manger:

Away in a Manger

Heart, Might, Mind, and Strength III:

Heart, Might, Mind, and Strength III

I’ve a Mother There IV:

I’ve a Mother There IV

Hearts of the Children IV:

Hearts of the Children IV

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Two new pieces:

Together Forever II. This one came out of losing my father. (That said, it isn’t actually a depiction of my own family — my parents were divorced and I have more siblings than this.)

Red circle-and-triangle figures arranged in a family portrait. The father is all white.

Abide with Me II. This has felt applicable to me a decent number of times these past few months.

A white circle-and-triangle figure next to a blue circle-and-triangle figure.

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