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The Edmonton Alberta 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.
“As with all of my temple works of art,” comments the artist, “I include, in addition to the temple, appropriate hidden spiritual images within each drawing. With the Edmonton Temple, my goal was to include an image that would encourage both the adults and the youth to participate in sacred temple ordinances. To accomplish this, I drew four oxen in the landscaping beneath the baptistry room of the temple. I drew the oxen exactly where the actual baptismal font is positioned within the temple.”