The Temple is more than a church. It is a symbol of sacrifice and devotion to the Lord. It is a place where we can consider our place in eternity. This image of the Salt Lake Temple is somewhat symbolic. The actual foreground of the temple does not resemble the painting. I chose to paint a garden with a path leading to a simple gate. The Savior spoke of this gate and said there would be few who would find it. The Temple with all its majesty points heavenward. I painted the sky as if it were the firmament of heaven. I hope you see this not just as another painting of a temple; but rather as a more personal depiction of "The Gate to Heaven."