Let the Mountains Shout for Joy!


Selections from the Sixth International Art Competition

Following is art from Latter-day Saints in 11 different countries. Though the art represents a wide range of media and artistic styles, each reflects the artist’s interpretation of Latter-day Saint beliefs, history, or life.

These works of art embody the same energy and joy in Christ and His eternal creations that we find expressed in Doctrine and Covenants 128:23: “Let the mountains shout for joy, and all ye valleys cry aloud; and all ye seas and dry lands tell the wonders of your Eternal King! … Let the woods and all the trees of the field praise the Lord; and ye solid rocks weep for joy! And let the sun, moon, and the morning stars sing together, and let all the sons of God shout for joy! And let the eternal creations declare his name forever and ever!”

Elijah, Come(click to view larger)

Elijah, Come, by Lyuba Prusak (Czech Republic)

Ordination(click to view larger)

Ordination, by Lawrence O. Ehigiator (Nigeria)

Selecting Stone: The Brother of Jared(click to view larger)

Selecting Stone: The Brother of Jared, by Nathan Florence (Utah)

Tree of Life(click to view larger)

Tree of Life, by Mabel “Belle” Lara (Chile)

A Promise Fulfilled(click to view larger)

A Promise Fulfilled, by Teodorico P. Cumagun Jr. (Philippines)

Steadfast in Keeping the Commandments(click to view larger)

Steadfast in Keeping the Commandments, by Chin-Tai Cheng (Taiwan)

Other Sheep I Have Not of This Fold(click to view larger)

Other Sheep I Have Not of This Fold, by José Riveros (Chile)

Lehi’s Dream(click to view larger)

Lehi’s Dream, by Damaris Puga de Garcia (Guatemala)

Our Divine Heritage(click to view larger)

Our Divine Heritage, by Maria Makarova (Russia)

The Ascension of Isaiah(click to view larger)

The Ascension of Isaiah, by Wulf Barsch (Czech Republic)

Armenian needle lace(click to view larger)

Armenian needle lace, by Melva Hindoian Emrazian (Armenia)

Sing with Me(click to view larger)

Sing with Me, by Rei-Ying Chen (Taiwan)

Let the Mountains Shout for Joy!(click to view larger)

Let the Mountains Shout for Joy! by Brent Laycock (Canada)

Vision(click to view larger)

Vision, by Valeriano Ugolini (Italy)

[photos] Photography courtesy of the Museum of Church History and Art