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Kate on Jul 25, 20185 out of 5 stars
Came much faster than expected! Beautiful print!
Rachel on Dec 13, 20165 out of 5 stars
Absolutely stunning. We are hanging it in the dining room for everyone to see.
Roger on Dec 8, 20165 out of 5 stars
It was exactly what I was hoping for! Thank you!!
Colleen on Oct 18, 20164 out of 5 stars
Great customer service, timely shipping, and well-packaged. The paper was a little thinner than ideal for postcards going through the mail, but I really love these subtle, minimalist watercolor prints! Thanks!
leahkalesa on Feb 26, 20165 out of 5 stars
Beautiful! Kirsten went the extra mile with this project to ensure the quality was top notch. Couldn't be happier with the final product. Already gotten lots of compliments!!! Thanks Kirsten!
Stacia on Jan 22, 20165 out of 5 stars
I had a custom size and she shipped quickly, and it came in perfect condition. I'm not a traditional type of girl, but still want to show my religion and heritage, so I LOVE this unique way to display the temple!
Nicole on Jun 3, 20155 out of 5 stars
Love the color - respond from shop owner was great; excellent customer service. Exactly what was described - thank you!
Temples: Modern, Simple, Symbolic
This Shop is an extension of my main shop, Turn-of-the-Centuries (TOTC) which is focused on Architectural Map-Drawings that depict beloved, meaningful places. As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, temples have sweet and symbolic meaning for me and for many of my friends. A friend commissioned me to draw the Washington DC temple to adorn the entry hall of her new home after seeing a sketch I made of the temple on my wedding announcements. So, I began experimenting with ink pen and watercolor. My experiments grew into a large proportion of prints and original drawings in my etsy shop. With almost 160 LDS temples, and my attempts to render them each as prints, drawings, watercolor and note cards, I knew I'd need room to expand. So, TOTC Temples was born.
In representing temples, I try to distill the essential characteristics of the architecture and landscape and present them in a simple, modern, and very soft image. I hope they present "quiet force." They are not garish portrayals, through the architecture in many is quite stunning and even ground-breaking. Presented in this soft and simple manner, their force is apparent in the drama of the white temple against the balance of the scene, rendered in watercolor or ink. Like a solid-void drawing, each temple is surrounded by its natural context in color (or ink line) which forces the void, the white of the paper unrendered, The Temple, to stand out. I hope this representation gives life to the symbolism of temples as they, and the covenants made therein allow us to, Stand Out and imbue our lives with meaning.
Here are the Temples I've Drawn - You will find them in my Shop!
SALT LAKE (2 views)
WASHINGTON DC (2 views)
I'm an artist, an architect (B.Arch Virginia Tech), and an architectural historian (MAH, University of Virginia) - and I'm a Mormon! ; ) So, I love temples, I love drawing temples, and I love sharing temples as art with special meaning.
Please Ask for quantities greater than listed. I print to order.
Please let me know what you think. I aim to please.
Your Original Temple Drawing is made on heavy smooth white bristol paper.
Your Watercolor Print is made on premium Epson paper, printed with archival inks.
Your Note Card is printed with Epson archival ink and hand-cut and folded.
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Prints 16" x 20" and smaller ship flat, backed by 100% recycled acid-free backing board in a clear, sealed cellophane sleeve. Packaged flat in an industrial board envelope.
Prints larger than 16" x 20" ship rolled, in a clear cellophane sleeve, in a heavy-duty mailing tube.
Original Drawings ship flat to preserve the integrity of the heavier bristol paper. They are packaged in a clear, sealed cellophane sleeve, protected between two sheets of 100% recycled acid-free backing board and shipped in an industrial board envelope.
I ship weekly, usually on Mondays. However, please check my Shop Announcement on the top of the front page in case of a shipping delay while I am travelling.
WITHIN THE US, I ship United States Postal Service First Class for prints 11" x 14" and smaller. Larger items and original pieces must ship Priority (2-3 days within the US). Please let me know if you need your order sooner and I'll do my best to get it to you quickly, including shipping upgrades if needed.