The story of how this beautiful, sacred and
comforting work of art came
to be is one of inspiration and confirmation.
An internationally-renowned artist and bronze
Anderson, had a desire to magnify his
talent in a spiritual environment.
The original life-size bronze
sculpture of 'Come Unto Me' came forth
with the expectations of being a comfort to
grieving families experiencing the loss of
a loved one. Before commissioned by Ted Spilsbury,
Jerry Anderson shared his desire to present
an inspirational piece of art that would touch
the hearts of all who gazed upon it. Together,
Jerry and Ted discussed various ideas. It
was strictly in the planning stages with no
real indication that the monument would ever
be realized. Jerry mentioned to Ted that he
prays for inspiration in all of his art. It
was agreed that after prayerful consideration
they would meet again.
Two weeks passed quickly. As
Jerry discussed his vision of what the sculpture
should be; Ted, with tears in his eyes, knew
that he had received divine confirmation.
The 'Come Unto Me' bronze sculpture took more
than a year to make its first appearance.
Unveiled in the year 2000; today, the original
life-sized bronze monument stands in the grand
foyer of the Spilsbury Mortuary in St. George
Utah,it has become a scenic attraction, in
addition to a comfort to countless families
at a most tender time of their lives. It portrays
the spiritual journey from mortality to immortality.
It is a portrayal of an aged woman's body,
returning to its symbolic prime, and back
to the arms of our Saviour.
It is our prayer that it's
divine destiny will be portrayed and preserved
according to our Heaveanly Father's mind and
will; revealing to all mankind that we all
live eternally; that death is not the end.
We all, as 'Come Unto Me' portrays, "have
an eternal destiny.
Truly the manifestation
of deity...profound in beauty, most sacred
and comforting; coming forth in the latter
days in hopes to lift the hearts of all mankind.