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Article of Faith #2

"We believe that men will be punished for their own sins, and not for Adam's transgression."

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Article of Faith #3

"We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel." 

How Do You Interpret Articles of Faith Panels 2 & 3?

As this project has evolved, it has been thrilling to see one pattern or parallel revealed on top of another.  What do you think are the patterns and parallels? Try and come up with your own ideas before you read what I had in mind. There are many appropriate interpretations.

Please Share Your Ideas and Feedback

It is my desire that this doorway be accomplished with the dialogue and input of those that share this testimony, so that it really does reflect the embodied convictions of many. Please feel free to share your ideas and feedback.


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The panels represent the parallel patterns found in the gospel. The duality of each panel illustrates patterns of old dispensations paralleled with our modern dispensation.

Article of Faith #2 Sculpture

In this left panel, Adam and an ordinary individual representing mankind are seen bowing together offering in prayer a desire to be “at one with” the Lord. Notice how both “altars” direct the eye to Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane where the ultimate sacrifice was made through the atonement as He overcome spiritual death for the sons and daughters of Adam. 

Article of Faith #3 Sculpture

In the right panel we see two of the Lord’s disciples—Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus—wrapping the Lord’s body in clean linen. Paralleling this depiction are two modern disciples preparing the symbols of the Lord’s body, for the sacrament. Notice how the “altars” direct the eye to Christ’s empty Garden Tomb where the ultimate goal was accomplished through his resurrection as He overcame physical death for all of us.


Article of Faith #1 Sculpture

"We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost."

In the center of this overarching panel we see God the Eternal Father and His Son Jesus Christ, being seen by two of their disciples through the power of the Holy Ghost. On the left side of the panel there will be Stephen in the New Testament being stoned to death and witnessing the Lord Jesus Christ standing at the right hand of God depicted in the center of the panel. On the right side of the panel will be Joseph Smith as a young man seeing in his first vision with the same God the Father and Jesus Christ at the center of the panel.  

Article of Faith #4 Sculpture

"We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost."

On the left of this panel Christ is being baptized by John the Baptist by immersion. On the right side of the panel will be Joseph Smith being baptized by Oliver Cowdrey by immersion.

Below here is the rest of the Articles of Faith and their orientation on the door. Please feel free to share your ideas and feedback.

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This ratio has been found many times in science, nature and in art for centuries. After finishing my design for the panels and the overall doorway, it was awesome to discover that I had used divine ratio subconsciously in various places.

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Artists often use this divine proportion in their work and sometimes unknowingly. Understanding its mysterious pattern conveys a relationship between God and His creations. The study of this phenomena suggest strong possibilities of a creator. It is natural when we are seeking beauty that we would follow our Creators pattern of unity subconsciously. It is believed that since we are all created in His image that we would also create using His divine proportion. Other names for this phenomena are golden ratio, golden mean, divine proportion, sacred geometry, or spiritual geometry.

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Master of Fine Arts Degree 2004 

New York Academy of Art - Manhattan, NY


Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree 2002 

Brigham Young University - Laie, Hawaii


My formal studies of the figure began in Hawaii with Viliami Toluta'u and Mataumu Alisa. I then received the best figurative training possible in the world at the New York Academy of Art where I earned my master's degree. There in the heart of the art world I received a direct lineage of techniques that were handed down from the great masters of old. While in Manhattan I studied the figure with a modern approach while sharing a personal dialogue with the most forward thinking renowned artists of our time.  They included Vincent Desiderio, Martha Erlebacher, Harvey Citron, Robert Taplin, Steven Assael, Wade Schuman, and Leonid Lerman. The education in Hawaii and New York City provided technical and aesthetic tools needed to assist the expressive creation of my art. As a full time instructor I am able of pursue my goal of learning and developing as I teach Sculpture, Life Drawing and Art History courses at the Art Institute of Indianapolis. Everyday I love balancing my studio work with my wife and three kids. My family has been my greatest source of inspiration and support.