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Year of Publication



Jones, Krista (Primary)

Art Contest

2018 Art Contest Gallery

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Bibliographic Citation

Jones, Krista. "Abish", 2018.


I chose to portray the story of Abish at the moment right before she touches the Queen. Although Abish's story is a small part in the Book of Mormon, I find it to be incredibly powerful and inspirational. When researching for the piece, I made a list of several verbs describing Abish's actions. She saw, she ran, she gathered, she wept, she believed, she touched. I took these into account when creating this highly symbolic piece. Abish and the Queen are painted in dramatic lighting and suspense, and although difficult to detect in the photo, the crops contain hints of gold. Abish was painted on a 24" x 30" canvas in oil paints.


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