Hagoth Finds the Pacific Islands

by Leavitt, Claire

Dated 2023

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Hagoth Finds the Pacific Islands

by Leavitt, Claire

Artist Information

Name: Leavitt, Claire

Location(s): United States

Gender: Female


Technique & Style

Figurative, Painting


Hagoth, Indistinguishable


beach, boat, ocean, sea, water

Additional Info


Molecular biology major, BYU. Artist statement: "This work represents Hagoth and his people finding the Pacific Islands. These people will have no written record, however they are descendants of the Abrahamic covenant so God will prosper them. In this image the people have been sailing for so long their sail is losing its blue color, and the people are exhausted. In desperation the people have been turning to God praying that he will help them land safely. In his mercy and benevolence God has answered their prayers and the Pacific Islands can be seen in the distance. This is another part of Jesus' flock and they will not be forgotten. I rendered this image in watercolor for two reasons. The first because the Pacific Islanders culture was built upon seafaring, and secondly water colors is a very gentle medium, just like the aid God gives us. It is by taking a step back and recounting all the gentle nudges of God that we can see his full picture. Thank you for your time! "

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

Church Name

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints