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The Mount Timpanogos Utah 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.
In this temple drawing, Chad has intricately sketched Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd, cradling one of his sheep, with his flock among the clouds and snowcapped mountains. “I visited the temple while it was under construction early in the spring,” explains the artist. “As I was studying the temple and its setting, I noticed winter’s last traces of snow remaining on the mountain peaks. These conditions provided an ideal opportunity to depict the sheep following their master. . . to the temple.” “He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom . . .” (Isaiah 40:11).