Art is Powerful!
Art is powerful! It has the power to tap every human emotion. It has the power to cause one to reflect and remember things once forgotten. It also has the power to heal!
This weekend, I accompanied a group of youth (including my two oldest daughters) to the Saturday Session of the LDS General Conference in Salt Lake City. It was a wonderful experience! While at the conference center, we were blessed with the opportunity to see the original of one of Latter-Day Home’s most popular prints. She Will Find That Which is Lost, by Brian Kershisnik.
The first thing that struck me was the sheer size of the piece. At 8’x11’ it is enormous! Whether deliberate, or not, this allows the art to come to life as the subjects in the painting are to human scale, and in turn allows the viewer to experience the guidance of the angels on a much more personal level. In fact, as we stood and marveled at the piece, we witnessed numerous individuals stand in front (in place) of the woman in the painting, to make it appear that the angels were guiding them, for a photo opp.
The Salt Tribune recently featured a touching story on how this piece came to hang in the conference center and whom it helped heal. Read the full article here: sltrib.com