Now I, Moroni, after having made an end of abridging the account of the people of Jared, I had supposed not to have written more, but I have not as yet perished; and I make not myself known to the Lamanites lest they should destroy me.
For behold, their wars are exceedingly fierce among themselves; and because of their hatred they put to death every Nephite that will not deny the Christ.
And I, Moroni, will not deny the Christ; wherefore, I wander whithersoever I can for the safety of mine own life.
This morose snowy scene is inspired by the snowy Arnold Friberg image of Moroni burying the gold plates. In my picture of Moroni, he is also completely alone, wandering into a desolate and unknown future, almost certain to be killed by the Lamanites.
This is an original handmade etching. It was created at the Lower East Side Printshop. The lines were scraped into a styrene plate. To create the gestural effects I painted the image in the reverse with makeup wedges and q-tips and added snow with the palate knife. It was then run through a printing press to create a this one of a kind image. This technique is called 'monoprint' because each each image is painted differently and is completely unique.
Printed on Rives BFK 280 gsm. The paper size is 11x14".
This image was printed as part of an edition of 8.
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These prints are a part of a series of 50 etchings from the Book of Mormon. Not all of the images are available in this shop at this time. To view full pdf of all 50 images please contact me at: anniebenacpoon at gmail.com.
Three out of the five complete sets of 50 prints are also available.