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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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1 comment:

  1. I find it fasinating that you mention two olive trees growing on either side of the door. Then reading the symbolism you talk about the stick of judah and the stick of joseph, how they become one, just like the two olive trees. They start out as two trees but at the top of the doorway where Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are, they become one through them.