Imagine you are visiting Africa. As you look at wild animals through your binoculars, you notice a shape coming toward you. It’s an eagle owl! As it gets closer, you hold up your arm to defend yourself. But instead of attacking, the owl gently lands on your arm, making little noises and looking at you for a moment before taking flight once more. This really happened to President Boyd K. Packer, President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. He loves animals, and especially birds.
One way President Packer shows how much he loves nature is through art. Ever since he was a child, he has liked to draw, paint, and carve. “All my observations confirm to my soul that there is a God, who created it all,” President Packer said.
Photographs courtesy of President Boyd K. Packer
You can see more of President Packer’s art by going to lds.org/museum/exhibits/packer and clicking on “Preview Exhibit.”