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The Spokane Washington 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.
Located on property already owned by the Church and adjacent to the Spokane East Stake Center, the Spokane Temple is in a beautiful setting typical of the Evergreen State of Washington. In this temple picture, Chad has sketched a full-length image of the Savior, Jesus Christ, in the tall trees and grass to the left of the temple. 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).