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New LDS Art that Will Change How You See the Gospel (& the Stories Behind Them)


The Stories Behind 12 Pieces of LDS Art

How Did I Get Here?

CAITLIN CONNOLLY

Vibrant and whimsical, painter Caitlin Connolly’s piece How Did I Get Here? tells the story of how our lives are often guided by the people around us.

The woman in this painting is held up by the hands of those Connolly considers friends, family members, or even angels that are put into our lives to strengthen us.She says that her painting, which is both a self-portrait and a general portrayal of the situations we find ourselves in, captures those moments of introspection when we sit back and think about where we are.

“You’re not sure exactly how you got there except for the help of other people,” Connolly says. “I think, in a lot of ways, we’re not really in control, and so I think it’s a narrative about that.”

The painting, she adds, is not so much about departure or arrival as it is about progression and being constantly moved forward by the people in our lives.

Only available as an original painting by the artist. 

See these beautiful images in the November/December 2014 issue of LDS Living magazine.