And should we die before our Journey's through

Updated: Apr 13

My painting is on exhibit in SLC.


I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunity to have one of my paintings in the 11th international Art competition based on ‘meditations of belief’ in the church history museum in SLC this year.



This painting is called “And should we die” the title based off of the song ‘come come ye saints’. It’s an extremely personal painting from when I felt like I was staring death in the face due to multiple autoimmune illnesses I didn’t know I had at the time. I will tell you that I was extremely nervous to put a painting this personal ‘out there’. But I hope it sheds some light on the process of death and that it can be beautiful and sacred.




I am also extremely humbled for the kind words about it on the Zion Art society podcast. I hope you’ll go listen to the whole thing. My piece is discussed at 40:40 zionartsociety.org .



1. Come, come, ye Saints, no toil nor labor fear;

But with joy wend your way.

Though hard to you this journey may appear,

Grace shall be as your day.

'Tis better far for us to strive

Our useless cares from us to drive;

Do this, and joy your hearts will swell--

All is well! All is well!


4. And should we die before our journey's through,

Happy day! All is well!

We then are free from toil and sorrow, too;

With the just we shall dwell!

But if our lives are spared again

To see the Saints their rest obtain,

Oh, how we'll make this chorus swell--

All is well! All is well!



-Jen

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