Artwork by Kerri Guthrie
THE STORY BEHIND THE PAINTING
"The things that we choose emulate who we are; defining the environment we surround ourselves with. Out of all of the books in the library, this young man has chosen to open his heart and mind to the scriptures. The great truths that he absorbs fill his heart and mind to the extent that they become a part of him. The book is the focal point of the painting. It emanates light. The angels that surround him are representatives of truth and light, reminding us that so long as we engage in the scriptures we are protected. The young man is visually unaware of his guardians yet the presence of their love and power of protection settles upon him like armor. After reading long into the evening hours, drinking from the fountains of living water, he is assured that the Holy Ghost can offer him knowledge in a quiet place."