Dr. Sweat shares that the first place his students often learn that Joseph Smith put stones into a hat when translating is through the television show South Park. He seeks to provide artwork that not only portrays the process more accurately but also respectfully.
Russell Stevenson and Anthony Sweat discuss how artists have helped shape perceptions of LDS scriptures and historical events over the past seventy years — from Arnold Friberg to South Park.
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The featured cover art is “By the Gift and Power of God” by Anthony Sweat. Used by permission of Anthony Sweat.