Anti-Nephi-Lehi Mother and her Stripling Warrior

by Newbold, Sierra

Dated 2023

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Anti-Nephi-Lehi Mother and her Stripling Warrior

by Newbold, Sierra

Artist Information

Name: Newbold, Sierra

Location: United States

Gender: Female

Instagram: @i_dream_of_colors

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Technique & Style

Figurative, Painting

Figures

Anti-Nephi-Lehis, Stripling Warrior

Symbols

basket, flower, grass

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Illustration major, BYU. Artist statement: "". . . They had been taught by their mothers, that if they did not doubt, God would deliver them. And they rehearsed unto me the words of their mothers, saying: We do not doubt our mothers knew it." -Alma 56:47-48 These women have been examples of courage to me. I can imagine recent converts who had left their homes to live in the country of their former enemies, and I wonder if I have that kind of faith. I would have felt inadequate teaching my children the gospel. But they shared their simple testimonies of Jesus Christ with their little children, and because of that, the Nephite nation was saved from complete destruction. Perhaps these mothers weren't on the battle fields, but their words and testimonies were. I did this painting on my mission as a Mother's Day gift for my mom. She is powerful, and made sure to teach her children what she knew about God and His plan for us. Even so, there have been many times when she felt her efforts as a mother were failing and fruitless. I painted this in part to help remind her that every effort she gave (and still gives), towards me and my sisters, is worthwhile. I'd like to remember that as a mother."