Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Creativity


I drew this picture of a pencil -- done in pencil -- in late 1979 as I was about to graduate from Cal State University, Fullerton.

(The pencil pictured is about 18 inches long. This picture is on the wall immediatley to the left of my desk.)

Divinity


Detail from Christ with Boy, by Carl Bloch. Recently on the cover of a special issue of the Ensign magazine.
(Just in front of my desk, to the left.)

Beauty


A small print of Da Vinci's enigmatic Mona Lisa.
(This picture is off to the front left of my desk, below the one of Jesus.)

Community


Still life done in pastels by a friend of ours.
(The picture is about 2 feet by 3 feet and is on the wall off to the front of my desk.)

Intensity (Focus)


A medium-sized print in a black matt to highlight the intensity of the eagle's eye, and contrast with the white of the feathers. I saw a very large version of this exact image in an art gallery in Las Vegas.
(This picture is on the wall to the right of my desk.)

Stability, Integrity (Honor)


A large poster-sized print commemorating the 250th birthday celebration of Geo. Washington's birth. I received it as a gift in the early 1990s for minor volunteer work on the 200th anniversay of the ratification of the U.S. Constitution.
(This picture is on the wall behind my desk.)

Liberty (Balance, Reason)


This medium-sized poster of the U.S. Capitol building was received under the same circumstances as receiving the Washington print.
With Whitman, I enjoy looking upon this symbol of Liberty, freedom, stability, balance, and reason.
(It is on the wall behind my desk in my office.)

Serenity, Eternity


I framed this prints of the Washington DC Temple.
(Just to the left of my desk, behind me.)