"Angel Mother" 2019 Award - the International Art Competition- LDS Church History Museum

 

Currently on Display until October 2019 - Church History Museum-   45 N West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150 


"How many times have I wondered how God can answer so many prayers so perfectly and so personally? 


I found a jubilant answer: it’s family. Pres. Joseph F. Smith said, “…our fathers and mothers, brothers, sisters and friends who have passed away from this earth... may have a mission to visit their relatives and friends upon the earth again, bringing from the divine Presence messages of love, of warning, or reproof and instruction…” In Psalms 91:11 it reads,” For He will give His angels charge concerning you, to guard you in all your ways.” Pres. James E. Faust said, “In ancient and modern times angels have appeared and given instruction... We do not consciously realize the extent to which ministering angels affect our lives.”


Through personal experiences I know that I have been blessed by angles. Many times, since my mother has passed I have felt her presence, ever so fleeting but strong enough that I know it is her. Some may feel a sense of hopeless grief after losing a mother. Their feeling of loss can be heartbreaking. I wanted a visual way to proclaim the promise that she will be there in times of need, she will comfort them, they can still talk to her and know she is near. The sacred veil is often thin and wraps around them in love. 


She will have power to bless her family: as a ministering angel. Elder Jeffrey Holland said, “…no love in mortality comes closer to approximating the pure love of Jesus Christ than the selfless love a devoted mother has for her child.” “Angel Mother” attests to God’s works and helps us understand how so many prayers are answered so perfectly and so personally.

Bronze 10”l x 10”w x 16” mounted on stone base with swivel

"Motherhood- Greater Love

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"Kneeling here, forces beyond my control are trying to sweep me from this life, yet I desperately hold on. As I cradle you, my sweet innocent baby so new and small, my heart is full. I gave you life and would give my life that you might be."

  

All mothers pass through this valley of the shadow when they bring new life into the world. As such, it is a heroic deed because she puts her life in jeopardy. Therefore, we must not take it lightly or forgot. Were it not for these everyday heroines, civilization would not continue. 

bronze figure on wood base: 11" x 10" x 7.5"  numbered limited editions

Now available at Desert Book Store

City Creek Center

 45 W S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 

You can also purchase her directly Jacki by emailing or calling: 

jackidesign@yahoo.com

971-219-7179


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