First Vision

Title

First Vision

Publication Type

Artwork

Year of Publication

2021

Authors

Art Contest

2021 Art Contest Gallery

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Bibliographic Citation

Sorensen, Michael. "First Vision", 2021.

Abstract

Submitted to the 2021 Book of Mormon Central Art Contest.

A symbolic representation of Joseph Smith's First Vision, made using a combination of drawing and decoupage on a painted canvas.

The piece depicts Satan (as a broken snake) being cast out of the Sacred Grove by a heavenly force (which the artist believes was Heavenly Mother).

Joseph is shown as an eye peering through a keyhole (showing Joseph just beginning to peek through the keyhole of heaven in pursuit of knowledge).

Jesus is represented by a Cross, for his sacrifice, and God by the All Seeing Eye.

This artist's body of work focuses on faith, humor, and struggles with mental health. The artist has built and utilizes a 'library of symbols' to assist them in communicating complex ideas.

Jesus Christ
First Vision
Heavenly Father

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