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The Detroit Michigan Temple 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.
To emphasize that the Savior is the focal point of the temple, Chad has sketched a full-length image of the Savior, Jesus Christ, in the temple. The Savior is placed specifically on the temple where the Celestial Room is located. President Howard W. Hunter has counseled us, saying, “Let us truly be a temple-attending and temple-loving people. We should hasten to the temple as frequently, yet prudently, as our personal circumstances allow. . . . As we attend the temple, we learn more richly and deeply the purpose of life and the significance of the atoning sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ” (Ensign, February 1995, p. 5).