Labor of Love by Lynde Mott
About this Image:
O woman, great is thy faith. - Matthew 15:28
This painting encapsulates in a simple composition much of the things I love: history, mothers with their children, delight in the midst of work, quilts, accurate clothing and warm, angular light. The subject is Jane Snyder Richards and her daughter Wealthy. The setting is Nauvoo, mid-1840’s. Jane went into labor with her second child shortly after leaving Nauvoo for the exodus westward. Her newborn, a son she named Isaac, lived only a few minutes. Since she had no money, Jane writes of paying the midwife with a beautiful quilt. I like to think that my painting shows this quilt, thus representing the labors and loving sacrifices we mothers willingly make for our children.
About the Artist:
Lynde Mott graduated from Brigham Young University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design/Illustration. She has a passion for church history, historical clothing and creating visually accurate images of the past. She has become know as the "Quilt Lady" since she has done so many wonderful pieces with very detailed quilts. She and her husband, Randy, have built a home in Pleasant Grove, UT. She is anxiously engaged in turning it into a memorial to past pioneers with hand painted murals and wonderful furniture pieces they have collected.
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