JSH 1:16-17 - “I saw a pillar of light exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun, which descended gradually until it fell upon me.
It no sooner appeared than I found myself delivered from the enemy which held me bound. When the light rested upon me I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other—This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him!”
Story Behind the Art:
The finished result of this painting was firm in my mind from the beginning. I wanted to portray the moment when God the Father and our Savior, Jesus Christ, appeared to the young boy and called on him to perform a great work in this last dispensation. This is one of those instances where I can say that it turned out almost exactly as I pictured it. I wanted to capture the heavenly light as it appeared above Joseph, as if I had a high speed camera pointed at the grove from a distance, and it snapped the picture at the perfect time. I wanted to get a sense of that moment, literally and symbolically, that chased the darkness that encompassed Joseph, and introduced the light of a new dispensation to a world that was also in spiritual darkness. - Chad Winks