Aarthi

Aarthi

Claire Forste
Country
Born 1995, Washington; Residing New York
Dimensions
21 x 28 x .2 in.
Medium
Watercolor, ink, acrylic, and gold leaf

The artist’s friend Aarthi, a faithful Latter-day Saint, sits nobly among symbols of her Indian culture. Behind her head is a Prabhamandala, or halo, and she is surrounded by peacock feathers, both elements of Hindu mythology. "Bring with you all the good that you have," Gordon B. Hinckley invited those investigating the Church, "and then let us see if we can add to it" (meeting, Nairobi, Kenya, 17 Feb. 1998).

"I believe that there is space for all of us and our unique perspectives in God’s Church."