Today our first poem is about the danger of having so much that we appreciate nothing, and the second poem is a partial antidote to that malady—the idea of seeing things better by making them our favorites.
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LDS artists worldwide are invited to create new works of art for the 11th International Art Competition, sponsored by the Church History Museum in Salt Lake City, Utah. All artistic media, styles, and cultural approaches are welcome. Click here for more details.
Growing up in the Church, we often come back to the same images of scripture stories again and again. They are almost inseparably connected in our minds with the scenes and moments they depict. What is the benefit of being presented with an alternative perspective on these familiar, sacred ideas and moments?
If your big enthusiastic Mormon family is anything like mine, then the Orgill family and their antics will feel delightfully familiar. The difference is that 4 million people have watched them and it's not hard to see why.
Would anyone doubt that the quantity and quality of Mormon fine art, graphic art, musical art, literary art, and theatrical art and dance is improving every decade? And as it improves, it takes on more diversity and is fed by the global spread of the Church. But where is the poetry?
These sketches all fall under the category of what Studio C star Matt Meese says, "should scare you a little and laugh you a lot".