Alma 50:31

by Banfield, Madison

Dated 2023

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Alma 50:31

by Banfield, Madison

Artist Information

Name: Banfield, Madison

Location(s): United States

Gender: Female


Technique & Style

Abstract, Painting


Morianton's maidservant, Moroni (Captain)


star, tent, water

Additional Info


Psychology major, BYU. Artist statement: "Gouache and water color on multi-media paper. Morianton's maid servant risks her life escaping his camp to tell the enemy--our hero Captain Moroni--their plans. Captain Moroni and his army are able to triumph over Morianton's army because of the maid servant's bravery. At the left, the maid servant (in a green dress muddied from her escape) speaks to Moroni (standing in the shadow of the tent). She gestures to the enemy camp at the edge of the beach. The single verse that captures her story and bravery stands as a plaque above the image. The border around the painting and painting the verse is inspired by Minerva Teichert's style. The coloring of the tent is inspired by the "coat of many colors", symbolizing that Moroni's camp is protected by the Lord as compared to the other camp, whose tents are made from animal skins, symbolizing their trust in the strength of man. I treasure the story of Morionton's maid servant because it captures her bravery in leaving a toxic situation, and the impact for good her decision had on the Nephite/Lamanite conflict."

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