The Krakens is a digital gallery featuring art and design created by Mormon artists.
I feel there is enormous talent among the Mormon art community, but it is largely hidden from public view and acclaim. As I began to discuss this lack of “community” with some of my artist friends they agreed that there was no good venue for finding new Mormon artists, and thus The Krakens was born.
Like the great sea monster that slumbers under the ocean, I hope this community of Mormon artists will emerge with talented tentacles stretching across varied mediums and numerous countries. This website is meant to showcase, educate, and connect the culture.
The Krakens will focus on design, fine art, illustration, photography, sculpture, video, and other beautiful things. Because we intend this website to be viewed by an audience that includes students, we will not be posting things that are insensitive or inappropriate for our audience. While we appreciate many forms of art, this will not be a gallery for everything.
Artists do not need to be active or supportive of the Church, but all artists must have shared in the cultural Mormon heritage at some point in their life. Just to be clear, this is not an official website of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Orson F. Whitney once said, “We will yet have Miltons and Shakespeares of our own.” I hope this website will help in developing, connecting, and championing the Mormon artistic community.
–Garrick Infanger, Curator