When I was in
a few weeks ago I stopped into Desert Book (an LDS bookstore) to purchase some souvenirs for my kids
when I saw a large painting.
ANGELS by Brian Kershisnik
I have never seen anything like it.
I stared for quite sometime, overwhelmed at the personal meaning of the painting. The baby held by legends of angel escorts is a beautiful portrayal of each persons journey’s from heaven to earth. Each face is unique, each beautiful and each angel is on task to accomplish what has been assigned by Heavenly Father. I wondered about the painter; this gifted artist and his testimony of where we come from before we’re born. It was obvious to me how he felt about the gift of life. It took the clerk some time to help me figure out the spelling of his last name, but I was persistent. I wanted to know who he was. After some time, we were able to decipher the letters of your name and I wrote it down.
I recently wrote Brian a letter, so I could tell him his painting took my breath away and I look at it often for inspiration as I assist my mom in her work with the unborn. The goal of her research is to not only teach we come from heaven, but the sanctity of life as well. In addition, the stories she collects and shares in her books have provided comfort to those who have lost their babies through miscarriage, stillbirth or abortion.
Brian, you have a special gift; one that I admire and greatly appreciate. Thank you for sharing your talent with the world.
Please take a few minutes to watch Brian share his passion for painting.