As a Little Child by Joseph Brickey
About this Image:
Jesus Christ gestures to the child in an attitude of tender protectiveness, reminding us that whoso cometh unto me as a little child, him will I receive, for of such is the kingdom of God. (3 Nephi 9:22) The child holds the palm branch, a metaphor for the people of God who must thrive spiritually in the driest part of the wilderness; the righteous shall flourish as the palm tree. (Psalms 92:12) Christ is an oasis in the desert that will nourish and strengthen the saints no matter how desolate the world is around them. The palm is also symbolic of royalty and victory, and was used to celebrate Christ during his Triumphal Entry as the King of Kings. So the palm leaf here can also serve as a reminder that he who would be the greatest in the kingdom of heaven must humble himself as [a] little child. (Matt 18:4)
About the Artist:
JOSEPH F. BRICKEY is an award-winning artist in drawing, painting, and sculpture who currently resides in Orem, Utah, with his wife and seven children. Born and raised in Utah, he has studied art throughout the United States and Europe, pursuing the techniques of the old masters and the wisdom of the ancients to create classical art filled with symbolism. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University and the New York Academy of Art, and he is the director of the art program at the Beaux-Arts Academy, a school of classical art and architecture. He believes that "art should both measure up in the museum and capture the common heart. The greatest art is that which generates the greatest good."
About Altus Fine Art:
As individuals, we are all drawn, as Paul said, to seek after that which is pure, lovely, of good report, or praiseworthy. For the last 20 years, we at Altus Fine Art have been blessed to work with many artists who have bravely dedicated their talents to create artwork that lifts our hearts and souls and inspires us to live Christ-centered lives.
Our mission is to take this wonderful artwork and create affordable products for the average family or individual while still using quality materials and design. Our prices range from small prints that sell for less than a dollar up to large breathtaking masterpieces that sell for thousands of dollars and everything in between.
Altus Fine Art is a small company of individuals dedicated to making a difference in the world. We design, manufacture, and ship most of our products locally from our facility in American Fork, Utah. We welcome any feedback you have about our products or the way we do business. If any of our products have helped you in any way, we are grateful for the opportunity to serve.