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"And Her Children Forgot Her" Giclée Print

Print Size: 6" x 11" (Image with 1/2" Border)

by Samantha Long

"And Her Children Forgot Her" Giclée Print by Samantha Long

  • This giclée is printed on Moab Entrada Rag Natural archival artist paper, a 100% cotton smooth fine art paper, with Canon Lucia pigment inks. It is guaranteed not to fade for at least 100 years. The print is sold unframed with a 1/2" white border for framing ease.

  • This painting was done for a group show about Heavenly Mother. Here's what I wrote about my piece:

    When I first heard our theme, ‘Reflections on a Mother in Heaven,’ I was dismayed. I believed God Himself barely mentions our Mother, and we should follow suit and leave Her be. I had never painted Deity, and I wanted to keep it that way. 

    After some extensive research, however, I realize that my initial thoughts had more to do with my preconceptions and had little basis in scripture or revelation. I learned that ‘Elohim,’ being plural for the highest God, implies that His very scriptural title refers to both a Heavenly Father and Mother. I read an account of Joseph Smith having a vision of God the Father with Jesus and Heavenly Mother. (I also read that a particular apostle considered the “feminine element” to be lesser in power and glory than “the masculine,” but that’s beside the point.)

    I chose to focus on why Heavenly Mother became absent. Until Adam and Even left the Garden of Eden, it was likely that they had conversed not only with their Father, but with their Mother as well. As they were cast out, I contemplated what it would have been like for our Heavenly Parents, knowing that the children of time would no longer remember Them. It must have been particularly poignant for our Mother in Heaven, who knew that not only would Adam and Eve forget Her, over the generations Adam’s posterity would forget that She even existed. Nevertheless Heavenly Mother had such faith in the Plan of Salvation that She allowed Her very memory to be erased to allow us to learn and grow.

    Through this project, I learned that not only does She exist, it is appropriate to strive to know Her. It is now clear to me that our Heavenly Mother plays an active role in our lives and is just as concerned for our welfare as our Heavenly Father and our Savior.

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