The time is at hand

by Smith, Ethan

Dated 2023

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The time is at hand

by Smith, Ethan

Artist Information

Name: Smith, Ethan

Location(s): United States

Gender: Male


Technique & Style

Digital illustration, Figurative


Nephi (son of Helaman), Nephites


light, stone

Additional Info


Microbiology major, BYU. Artist statement: "Created using Midjourney using the following prompt: "Native american man praying for a vulnerable group of people, award winning photo. I have felt the despair of wondering if it has been too long for the promises I've held on to. I wanted to use AI to make an image of Nephi praying for the faithful. These people believed and sought comfort, and God showed His tender mercy. I like this image because of the humility, solidarity, and illumination from above. The fire they huddle around has died, and sometimes everything we have to give likewise fades away. When all I have of myself is gone, I still find light from God. I still remember Him, and I know what I know. As an aside, I realize that using AI for making art is controversial. I don't intend to sow discord. Judge this however you feel is best."

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

Church Name

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints