The Atlanta Georgia Temple, located in Sandy Springs, on the northeastern outskirts of Atlanta, is one of a series of detailed pencil drawings and paintings created by the artist Chad S. Hawkins. In 1989, at the age of seventeen, Chad started this unique temple series, becoming the original LDS artist to involve hidden spiritual images in his artwork. Before drawing each temple, Chad researches its history, construction, and beautiful surroundings. He then returns to his studio to draw the temple by referring to his notes, sketches, and photographs.
The Atlanta Georgia Temple was dedicated in June of 1983 and was the crowning act for the LDS Church in the south. The temple, located on 5.9 beautiful acres, is built on a steep rise and is surrounded by rows of brilliant flowers, bushes, trees, and colorful flowering vines. The landscape complements the radiant colors in the stained glass that fills the wall above the entrance to the temple. In this picture, Chad has sketched an image of the Savior, Jesus Christ, in the beautiful trees to the right of the temple. LDS Church members who attend the temple are taught more about the gospel of Jesus Christ and the purpose of life Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father Ye shall have eternal life. And now, behold, my beloved brethren, this is the way and there is none other way nor name given under heaven whereby man can be saved in the kingdom of God. And now, behold, this is the doctrine of Christ, and the only and true doctrine of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, which is one God, without end, Amen (2 Ne. 31:20:21).
This comes in a 11x14 or a 16x20 print.