LDS Art in Home Creates Missionary Opportunities
Display and Share your Faith
Bringing new art into your home will add a hopeful spirit to your space. You can use LDS art to display your favorite scripture stories, create a focus on Christ, or remember gospel principles that are especially important to you. Art can be incredibly personal, and displaying your faith through the art you choose will make your home feel personal and uplifting when you walk through your own halls.
While there are so many reasons to add faithful and uplifting Christian artwork to your home, one of the many is that your display of faith can create opportunities to invite more gospel discussions into your home. LDS art can be a wonderful missionary tool when you invite visitors into your home. You may get a chance to answer questions your visitors have about your pieces, and you might get to introduce new ideas and gospel truths to your friends. Showcasing your faith will give you the opportunity to share scripture stories and share your testimony of what your faith means to you. It may give you an opportunity to share experiences that you have had to help grow your own faith.
Scripture Stories in Art
Do you have any favorite scripture stories? J. Kirk Richards has a myriad of pieces that beautifully depict meaningful scripture stories. Make a statement in your home with a piece from this contemporary, Christian artist.
The resurrected Christ appeared to His disciples on the shore of the Sea of Tiberias (John 21). Three times He asked Peter, “Lovest thou me more than these?” He then told Peter, “Feed my sheep.” This painting depicts the fishermen gathering and tending to their nets, with Christ beckoning to them, asking them the great question of priorities. Gospel service gives us all the opportunity to heed Christ’s injunction—to leave our daily tasks and minister to our brothers and sisters in need.
Christ comforts Mary at the tomb as she mourns the loss of His body. This poignant moment is beautifully captured by the bestselling artist and will add a hopeful spirit to your home.
(11) But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre,
(12) And seeth two aangels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.
(13) And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him.
(14) And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and asaw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.
(15) Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.
(16) Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, aMaster.
-John 20: 11-16
Christ returns and His followers bow in His presence in this beautifully composed piece. A stunning statement piece, this work of art from J. Kirk Richards embodies the reverence and peace that comes with our knowledge of The Savior.
For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. - Romans 14:11
J. Kirk Richards depicts the pivotal moment of Joseph Smith’s encounter with God, the Father and Jesus Christ in this contemporary depiction of The First Vision.
“It no sooner appeared than I found myself delivered from the enemy which held me bound. When the light rested upon me I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other—This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him!” -Joseph Smith—History 1:17–20
Art that Reflects Life
Art can bring so much comfort when our personal experiences are trying, evoking feelings of peace, love, and faith throughout our homes. A great piece of faith-promoting art can be a reminder that we are never alone.
One of our bestselling artists, Kate Lee, is a master at using simple brushstrokes to convey great feelings. Her artwork has brought comfort and love to so many. Her pieces of angels watching over missionaries in the field are wonderful for families of missionaries currently serving.
This canvas giclée print of Reaching was created for the cover of the Reyna I. Aburto Book, Reaching for the Savior. Melissa's simple composition of a hand reaching heavenward gives us an inspiring interpretation of what it means to do our part in coming closer to the Savior.
These are just a few pieces of art that can help you display your faith in your home and could spark a conversation with visitors in your home. Find what speaks to you and display it proudly in your home. The right art piece can uplift and inspire you for years to come.