Let Your Light So Shine

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. - Matthew 5:1

Story Behind the Art:

The example we set may be the only gospel message that some people ever receive. When we think of our example to others in those terms, we can see why the Savior associated light with this principle. I hoped to show that even children can be taught that the way they live their lives can be a significant missionary tool. It is quite a challenge to photograph models using candlelight, but the play of shadows across the forms can be very visually appealing. It is not typical in paintings for the actual light source to be visible, but I felt that seeing the small flame illuminate the scene might remind us of the Light of Christ filling the universe with His influence. - Simon Dewey