A Thing of Beauty

Silk. Chocolate. The smallest artwork. We asked BYU community members across campus to describe one thing that is truly beautiful to them. Their answers couldn’t be more different. See beauty through the eyes of these beholders. Check back for a new video each month.
4:02 Mother of Invention A mother's love makes a science achievement possible Steven G. Wood | Chemistry
7:39 Creating Music All art is a matter of organization Ray Smith | Music
0:00 Light from the Darkness Absorbing and shining God’s light outward Lita Little Giddins | Family, Home, and Social Science
4:21 The Art of Relationships Both light and dark hues are important Chelom Leavitt | Family Life
5:57 Life as a Pilgrimage Viewing life as a sacred journey John Rosenberg | Spanish Literature
4:44 The Honesty of Children Children show us how to draw closer to God Dorie Haws | Family Life
4:35 Muscle Movement for Life Movement's connection to God's glory Adam Dyer | Dance
4:10 The Crocus Flower The resilient bloom of growth after trauma Julie Valentine | Nursing
4:49 Christus Statue A symbolic invitation to Christ's love John W. Welch | Law
4:46 Reciprocity The true power of acting with kindness Jenny Hale Pulsipher | History
3:04 The Practice Field Persistence in the face of setbacks Chad Lewis | BYU Athletics
4:03 Space Sands Space's secrets written in tiny particles Jani Radebaugh | Geology
3:52 Xinkan Language Connecting to history through language Chris Rogers | Linguistics
7:16 Harmonic Overtones Harmony's power to create something more C. McKay Crockett | BYU Vocal Point
4:22 Water A reminder of God's mercy and grace George Handley | Comparative Arts & Letters
2:09 Silk A balance of beauty and strength Dawna Baugh | Family & Consumer Sciences
1:55 Chocolate The intricacies of making this sweet treat Fernanda Dutra | BYU Dining Services
1:46 The Futura Typeface A subtle conversation of social history Douglas B. Thomas | Design
2:02 Soap Bubbles Soap, space-time, and mathematics Michael J. Dorff | Math Department
2:15 Holy Saturday How waiting fosters hope and meaning Matthew F. Wickman | Humanities Center
1:23 A Girl in School An educated woman's ability to lift society Renata Forste | International Studies
1:54 Antarctic Worm Tiny creatures surviving a harsh climate Byron J. Adams | Biology
1:53 Lighting Up Scorpions Learning to see the majesty in all creatures Jeffrey Macedone | Chemistry
1:43 Sauropod Vertebrae The incredible artistry of brontosaur bones Brooks B. Britt | Geology
1:46 Hand Work A physical connection to ancestry Claudine Pinnell Bigelow | Music