Ben Crowder

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A Girl’s Guide to Heavenly Mother

I’m happy to announce that I have a painting included in a new book: A Girl’s Guide to Heavenly Mother, by McArthur Krishna and Bethany Brady Spalding — they did the lovely Girls Who Choose God series with Deseret Book. Here’s my piece, on the theme that Heavenly Mother helped prepare us for our earthly existence:


Other artists with pieces in Girl’s Guide: Allen TenBusschen, Ashmae Hoiland, Caitlin Connolly, Claire Tollstrup, Courtney Vander Veur Matz, Esther Candari Christiansen, Heather Ruttan, J. Kirk Richards, Jenedy Paige, Joumana Borderie, Kathy Peterson, Katrina Berg, Kwani Povi Winder, Laura Erekson, Lisa DeLong, Louise Parker, McArthur Krishna, Melissa Kamba Boggs, Michelle Franzoni Thorley, Michelle Gessell, Normandie Shael Luscher, Paige Anderson, Rachel Hunt Steenblick, Richard Lasisi Olagunju, Sherron Valeña Crisanto, Sopheap Nhem, and Susana Silva.

It’s available now for preorders and will be released next month. And in May there’ll be a gallery show at Writ & Vision in Provo, too. More on that when it gets closer.

Shoulder to the Wheel II

With Sacred Shapes, I wanted to have some new art along with the old, so people in the area who’ve already seen everything online would have a reason to go in person. This is one of the three new pieces. Newish, actually. It’s a reworking of Shoulder to the Wheel, which I felt would work better in a wintertime setting. So, with 100% more snow:

Shoulder to the Wheel II

I should note, too, that I’ve tweaked this one a bit beyond what’s in the exhibit (adding more snow, mainly).