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Angela Johnson is a sculptor of religious themes and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Angela only began sculpting twelve years ago, but her series of sculptures of Christ are noted as remarkable, moving and masterful. They have been on display at the Newport Temple Open house, the Mesa Temple Visitor Center, and the LDS Museum of Church History and Art. They will be shown at other temple visitor’s center in the months to come. A schedule can be found at Angela’s website: .
Angela, a mother and grandmother, shifted her focus from her career as a professional opera singer of 20 years, when one day she was overcome with a prompting to express herself with clay. According to the Church News, she said, "’The intensity of it was enormous. It happened so fast, I didn't have time to think about it.’ She rushed to a craft store and within four hours created a piece of artwork of a young girl.
“She felt compelled to create; discovering a gift she didn't know she had. ‘I felt divine help that I can't logically explain,’ she said. ‘I only know that Heavenly Father knows us perfectly, he knows what gifts we have.’ Her work turned her kitchen into a studio and her formal dining room into a gallery.”