3D Printed Stripling Warriors

by Petersen, Nathan

Dated 2023

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3D Printed Stripling Warriors

by Petersen, Nathan

Artist Information

Name: Petersen, Nathan

Location(s): United States

Gender: Male


Technique & Style

Figurative, Sculpture


Helaman, Stripling Warriors


headdress, tent, tower, weapon

Additional Info


Information Technology major, BYU. Artist statement: "This 3D Printed Scene depicts the story of Helaman and the stripling warriors. This project combined my interest in Technology with a worthwhile piece from the Book of Mormon. The project involved a lengthy process: modeling the scene using Computer Software (Blender), printing it using my 3D Printer (Ender 3), and then iterating as some designs failed to print, and the model had to be re-worked. This meant I had a lot of time to think about and reflect on the scene that I was working on. It helped me deepen my faith in Jesus Christ by allowing me to visualize and reflect on key teachings and events in the scriptures. It was truly an amazing event to reflect on these brave young men and their conviction to fight for the Lord and their families. It made me think about my own life, and how I can show a similar outlook in my own life. I probably won’t have to fight a war for my country, family or God, but I can still show similar faith in my day-to-day life. Overall, this art project enhanced my knowledge and appreciation of the Book of Mormon, allowing me to develop a stronger connection to its teachings and apply them in meaningful ways."

Exhibition History:
  • Submitted to the 2023 BYU Book of Mormon Art Contest.