J. Kirk Richards’s “Breath of Life” in New Exhibition

 In MOA Features

The BYU Museum of Art is proud to present a new exhibition entitled The Interpretation Thereof: Contemporary LDS Art and Scripture.  Today we’re excited to introduce one of the artworks in the exhibition.

J. Kirk Richards, an artist based in Utah, painted the large-scale work that greets visitors as

J. Kirk Richards, “Breath of Life”

they enter the exhibition space. Breath of Life (From the Dust), which is over eight feet tall and wide, portrays the unique doctrine of mankind’s creation. Richard’s inspiration for the work came, in part, by the scripture found in Genesis chapter two.

“And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”

Genesis 2:7
The Intepretation Thereof: Contemporary LDS Art and Scripture will be open through March 31, 2018.

Read more about J. Kirk Richards here.

 

 

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