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October 31, 2019

2 Nephi 4:15


My Soul Delighteth in the Scriptures

Patricia Welch

fabric crazy quilt

Selected patches in this quilt represent scriptures that teach gospel principles that are meaningful to me. The quilt was inspired by the testimony and example of Nephi, who made such great efforts to ensure that his people would have a record of the word of God and know His works. Nephi’s love of the scriptures and powerful testimony touch the hearts of many and inspire us to read and study the scriptures and apply God’s plan to our lives. “For my soul delighteth in the scriptures, and my heart pondereth them, and writeth them for the learning and the profit of my children” (2 Nephi 4:15).

October 26, 2019

Moroni 10:27


Faithful in All Things

Lynette Obert

Watercolor on paper, Utah

The angel Moroni weather vane atop the original Nauvoo temple represents an active participation in bringing the everlasting gospel to “them that dwell on the earth” (Revelation 14:6). Moroni’s trumpeting implores us to “make known his wonderful works.” God also promises great blessings to those who are faithful in living the gospel: “Prove yourselves unto me that ye are faithful in all things whatsoever I command you, that I may bless you, and crown you with honor, immortality, and eternal life” (D&C 124:55). My painting incorporates both the admonition to be faithful and the command to broadcast the joy of the gospel, as represented by the angel Moroni.

May 18, 2019

Jacob 5:72


Master of the Vineyard

Jay Wallace

tinted intaglio print on paper

The allegory of the olive tree, recorded in Jacob 5, makes known to me God’s wonderful works. It is an allegory of the Master, of His devotion and work in the vineyard throughout the world and of the work of his servants. The olive tree is one of the archetypal elements of the earth, known for its ability to grow in dry, unforgiving soil. In the center of the artwork lies the quatrefoil from Christian symbolism. A window represents the four gospels and all servants who labor diligently for the salvation of man. In Native American culture, the leaves of the quatrefoil symbolize the four outermost parts of the vineyard.

Mosiah 14:2


As a Tender Plant

Jennifer Yvonne Paget

oil on panel

This painting depicts various aspects of the Atonement. It is based on Isaiah 53:2, “For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground.” The most wonderful work of God is the Atonement. The Father sent His Son “as a tender plant” to suffer for our sins. The Savior made old become new, and He still continues to do so with our lives. In the midst of the wasteland of the world, Christ is the only way of light and life.

3 Nephi 23:1


Great Are the Words of Isaiah

Joyce Stewart

cotton fabric with crystal embellishments

Scriptures from Isaiah are represented on banners in each of the nine floral blocks. The Salt Lake Temple is depicted in the center block. The grapevine border suggests abundance of life and the life of the Savior.

1 Nephi 8:24


Partake of the Fruit

Leslie Vaun Martin

leaded stained glass door

“Behold, I have dreamed a dream” (1 Nephi 8:2), Lehi proclaimed to his family. He then described a tree whose bright, white fruit filled his soul with great joy. With the feeling of a tender parent, Lehi entreated his family to partake of the fruit of the tree—the love of God. In this piece, the tree of life feeds on the fountain of living waters. Its gnarly trunk, rooted in the rock of revelation, gives foothold to all who climb to partake of the fruit. Light enlivens the roots, leaves, and fruit. Righteous desire starts us on the path; joy is our reward.

1 Nephi 8:26


The Vision of Lehi (The Tree of Life)

Lukchau Tang

Pearl shell sculpture

“This work is pieced together with pearl shells, featuring ancient Chinese architecture and people. The colors displayed by the pearl shells are more dazzling than ivory and will not fade. That is why I chose pearl shells.”

May 12, 2019

3 Nephi 18:7


Article of Faith #3

Jacob Elton Dobson

Hydrocal plaster

May 11, 2019

3 Nephi 17:7


And Christ Did Heal His Other Sheep

Jacob Elton Dobson

2012 – cast bronze figure, cement base

I have done two versions of this sculpture. The first represented Christ healing in the Old World. This version represents the Book of Mormon account of Christ healing His “other sheep . . . which are not of this fold” (John 10:16). Christ asked the people if there were any sick among them and said, “Bring them hither and I will heal them, for I have compassion upon you; my bowels are filled with mercy. . . . And he did heal them every one as they were brought forth unto him. . . . And it came to pass that he commanded that their little children should be brought. . . . And he spake unto the multitude, and said unto them: Behold your little ones” (3 Nephi 17:7, 9, 11, 23).”

May 10, 2019

3 Nephi 19:4


The Lord’s Twelve

Filiberto Gutierrez


I can almost name each piece as I form it, for its expression of solemnity almost brings out a personality that I can recognize. The scriptural source for this sculpture is 3 Nephi, chapters 12, 15, and 28, in the Book of Mormon.”

May 9, 2019

Mosiah 4:12


Eternal Plan

Chalermchai Hanjakkham

1981, Thailand  – oil on canvas

Our Savior created all things with His love through His words, and we can feel God’s love through all things around us. The followers of Christ can inherit eternal life, for everyone who keeps the Lord’s commandments, acts in faith, and works righteousness will receive a crown of eternal life. “For behold, this is my work and my glory—to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man” (Moses 1:39).

1 Nephi 11:25


Taste of the Fruit of the Tree of Life

Denis Gerard Daniel Mejean

France, 2012 – acrylic on canvas

In his dream, Lehi tastes of the fruit of the tree and recognizes the love of God. We also can taste of the love of God by acting as His true disciples.

May 6, 2019

1 Nephi 8:10-12


Lehi’s Dream

Araceli Andrade

I beheld a tree, whose fruit was desirable to make one happy. And it came to pass that I did go forth and partake of the fruit thereof; and I beheld that it was most sweet, above all that I ever before tasted. Yea, and I beheld that the fruit thereof was white, to exceed all the whiteness that I had ever seen. And as I partook of the fruit thereof it filled my soul with exceedingly great joy; wherefore, I began to be desirous that my family should partake of it also; for I knew that it was desirable above all other fruit. —1 Nephi 8:10–12

Ether 1:41


The Jaredites Leaving Babel

Albin Veselka

on linen 2012

      When asked what he would like his work to be known for Albin responded; "If I can enrich the lives of those who view my work in any way, I have accomplished my goal. There is something of the divine that comes through the work of one who has mastered his mode of expression and who has something good to say. When that message comes through and awakens something within the viewer that improves his or her life; that, I believe, is the higher purpose of art. That's what I strive for."

1 Nephi 4:38


Brass Plates

Aniko Brewer


At first Nephi could not get the brass plates from Laban, but Nephi chose to be obedient, and the Lord prepared a way. Nephi obtained the plates and gave them to his father, Lehi.”

Alma 30:44

Book of Mormon Art

All Things Denote There Is a God   

Joan Layton Merrell

Acylic, gouache, colored pencil

Many scriptures use things we see around us every day as symbols of the Savior and His gospel. I included scriptures within the landscape to visually connect the Creator with His wondrous creations, as referred to in Alma 30:44: “All things denote there is a God; yea, even the earth, and all things that are upon the face of it.”

Ether 2:24

Book of Mormon Art

I Will Bring You Up Again Out of the Depths

Jonathan Arthur Clarke

“For the mountain waves shall dash upon you. Nevertheless, I will bring you up again out of the depths of the sea; for the winds have gone forth out of my mouth, and also the rains and the floods have I sent forth” (Ether 2:24). The Jaredites “did sing praises unto the Lord” (Ether 6:9) throughout their journey of 344 days upon the waters. They endured the terrible tempests with gladness, knowing it was the Lord who caused the furious wind. They viewed their trials as a manifestation of divine guidance, “and it came to pass that the wind did never cease to blow towards the promised land while they were upon the waters” (Ether 6:8).

Alma 32:30

Book of Mormon Art

Faith, Hope, and Charity

Jonathan Linton

Oil on linen panel

The kneeling figure of Faith calls to the viewer with her right hand as she carefully nurtures a young plant with her left hand. This tender plant is the word of the gospel, as Alma describes (see Alma 32). Hope, the figure on the right, waits patiently but expectantly for the fruit the plant will one day bear as she looks toward Charity. Charity, the pure love of Christ, which “never faileth,” stands in the others’ company, representing the transcendence of charity, as Paul so eloquently describes (see 1 Corinthians 13). Charity holds a light that gives life to the growing plant so that it “swelleth, and sprouteth” and eventually flourishes and bears fruit (Alma 32:30).

Book of Mormon Art

Alma 42:24

Mercy Claimeth All Which is Her Own

Jonathan Linton

A personification of the role of Christ’s atonement in the relationship between mercy, justice, God, and man.  Inspired by the 42nd chapter of the Book of Alma, in the Book of Mormon

Book of Mormon Art

1 Nephi 16:16


José de Faria

Oil on canvas

      My painting was inspired by the story of the Liahona in the Book of Mormon. “And it came to pass that as my father arose in the morning, and went forth to the tent door, to his great astonishment he beheld upon the ground a round ball of curious workmanship; and it was of fine brass. And within the ball were two spindles; and the one pointed the way whither we should go into the wilderness. . . . And we did follow the directions of the ball, which led us in the more fertile parts of the wilderness” (1 Nephi 16:10, 16).

1 Nephi 11:22


The Fruit of Joy

Nanako Hayashi

Tasting the fruit of joy, which is the love of God, encourages us to “make known his wonderful works among the people” (Doctrine & Covenants 65:4).

May 3, 2019


1 Nephi 8:19


Become Familiar with the Scriptures

Taichi Aoba, Sai jo-Shi, Ehime-ken, Japan

1993.  (35 x 26 x 10 cm).

Lehi’s vision of the tree of life is encircled by other key stories from the Book of Mormon.

1 Nephi 8:33


The Tree of Life, (el árbol de la vida)

Jeronimo Lozano, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

1995.  Painted plaster paste on wood (122 x 96 x 18 cm).

Using the compartments of a traditional Peruvian retablo, the artist depicts Lehi’s dream in sequence. (Photograph by R. T. Clark.)

1 Nephi 11:26


The Rod and the Veil, 1975

Franz Johansen, Provo, Utah, United States

cast bronze (252 x 213 x 16 cm).

The crucified Savior’s hand reaching through the veil between mortality and immortality becomes an extension of the iron rod. The boy strives upward to grasp the rod.

1 Nephi 8:35


Tree of Life

Abu Hassan Conteh, Freetown, Sierra Leone

Applique, fabric on fabric (152 x 99 cm). 1994

Cattle, a traditional African instrument of exchange used to seal sacred contracts, here represent the covenant white-haired Lehi is making with the Lord. His family, upper right, make their way to the tree, but Laman and Lemuel and two seated figures are interested only in worldly things.

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1 Nephi 20

This is by far the most important page to read on this website.  

You will be astounded with the message which Isaiah wrote in the Bible 2,800 years ago, as recorded in Isaiah 48, and more perfectly transcribed in 1 Nephi 20.

This message is vital for everyone to read and understand!