Thursday, December 8, 2011

#27: Man models as Jesus for Liz Lemon Swindle paintings.

I saw a great article in the Deseret News' "Mormon Times" this morning by Trent Toone. In the article, Toone tells the fascinating story of a man named Phillip Miner.  Miner, who was raised as a Mormon, left the Church as a teenager. In 2005, while at Borders Bookstore (Rest In Peace, Borders), Miner was approached by an assistant of LDS artist Liz Lemon Swindle. Miner soon met Mrs. Swindle and began to do some modeling work for her paintings of Jesus. The article tells of Miner's conversion back to the gospel, as well as the background behind the following painting of Mrs. Swindle's titled "The Worth of a Soul":
"Worth of a Soul", by Liz Lemon Swindle,
as found at
You can read the full article by Trent Toone at I really enjoyed the article.

As a side note, I also wanted to show you one of my favorite Liz Lemon Swindle paintings that my parents hung up in our house when I was growing up. It is called "Superman's Dad". It always made me feel important as a kid. Love ya, dad!

"Superman's Dad" by Liz Lemon Swindle,
as found at

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