Oh, how lovely was the morning!
Radiant beamed the sun above...
When within the shady woodland
Joseph sought the God of love
Story Behind the Art
Quest for Zion painting 1
This painting is a triptych of three important firsts- the panel on the left represents Joseph Smith’s first vision in the grove, the middle panel represents the river where the first baptisms of the Restoration occurred, and the panel on the far right represents Joseph Smith revealing the first printed copy of the Book of Mormon. The painting is meant to display the outset of restoring Christ’s church again on the earth, and the beginning of a great quest for building Zion.