"I purposely chose a North American background for the painting “Great Redeemer”. It was my way of stating the belief that Jesus Christ is our Universal Savior. He is the redeemer of the whole world. I can picture Him just as well teaching the people on the hillside of my small town in Idaho as I can see Him wondering the hills of Palestine. He loves us all. While working on this painting, my personal gospel studies were focused on the Atonement. My thoughts were filled with the ponderings of that most important event the whole time I was working on this painting. For me personally, that is what this painting is about, The Atonement. His stance, His gaze, His presence is stating: “I am the Great Redeemer”. - Brent Borup
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