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The Spiritual Themes in the Art of James C. Christensen


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Arise and Shine Forth

For this painting, Christensen was inspired by the following statement by Young Women General President Elaine S. Dalton: "Now is the time for young women everywhere to 'arise and shine forth, that they light may be a standard for the nations." He explains, "I designed the painting not as an intimate personal moment, but as a triumphant gathering of noble spirits, carrying the banners and standards of battle."