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Manti Utah Temple - Sketch

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    The Manti Temple, located in central Utah, 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 visits the temple site to research its history, construction, and beautiful surroundings. He then returns to his studio to draw the temple by referring to his notes, sketches, and photographs.

    Early on the morning of April 25, 1877, President Brigham Young asked Brother Warren S. Snow to go with him to the temple hill. Brother Snow says We two were alone. President Young took me to the spot where the Temple was to stand; we went to the southeast corner, and President Young said. Here is the spot where the prophet Moroni stood and dedicated this piece of land for a Temple site and that is the reason why the location is made here, and we can't move it from this spot and if you and I are the only persons that come here at high noon today, we will dedicate this ground. (Orson F. Whitney, Life of Heber C. Kimball, p. 447). The site of the Manti Temple was selected by President Brigham Young. It is built upon a solid hill of rock where, like all temples erected by the Latter-day Saints, it faces the east. Its towers can be seen many miles distant as one enters the beautiful Sanpete Valley from both the north and south.

    This comes in a 11x14 or a 16x20 print.