Draper Temple

“…Who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands and a pure heart…

…He shall receive the blessings from the Lord” Psalm 24:3-5

Story Behind the Art:

When I was at BYU, the only thing Draper was known for was the prison. Now, it has 90+ miles of cycling, hiking, and equestrian trails, and high quality neighborhoods. The city is ¾ mile above sea level with the temple situated high up on the mountainside. “It is in the temple that we remember who we really are and see with clarity who we really can become.” (Jean A Stevens). I drove above the temple to get this view. I picked this perspective because I could see with clarity the temple in front of me and the valley below. “Holy temples on Mount Zion In a lofty splendor shine, Avenues to exaltation, Symbols of a love divine.” (Hymn 289)