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Windows at Liberty
|Title||Windows at Liberty|
|Year of Publication||2021|
|Keywords||Adversity; Church History; Liberty Jail; Smith, Joseph, Jr.|
Submitted to 2021 Book of Mormon Central Art Contest.
"Windows at Liberty" takes place in 1838 at Liberty Jail in Liberty, Missouri. The title refers to "windows“ even though only one window is depicted. The second window is the Window of Revelation, which is represented by the light shining on the faces of the prisoners. The theme for the overall feeling of the painting was based in part on the following quote from the Prophet Joseph Smith regarding the period.
"During the time we were in the hands of our enemies, we must say that although we felt anxiety respecting our families and friends, who were so inhumanly treated and abused, ... we felt perfectly calm, and resigned to the will of our Heavenly Father. ... Yes, that still small voice, which had so often whispered consolation to our souls, in the depths of sorrow and distress, bade us be of good cheer, and promised deliverance, which gave us great comfort. ... For although we were troubled on every side, yet not distressed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed." The Life of Joseph Smith The Prophet, Chapter 42 , pg. 301
The artist lives in Lindon, Utah. He loves telling the stories of the Restoration through Art.
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