TOTCtemples

LDS Temple Drawings & Watercolor, Kirsten Sparenborg

Watertown, New York

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Note from shop owner Hello. I am working on an OVERHAUL of this Shop to better showcase my temple drawings and provide art that honors our beautiful temples in the highest degree. Check my SOLD listings here for item descriptions of past temple pieces and find info and images of my Map Work on my website: www.turnofthecenturies.com
Instagram: @turnofthecenturies
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TurnOfTheCenturies

Contact me here: kirsten [!at] turnofthecenturies.com
Thank you!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 11, 2020

Hello. I am working on an OVERHAUL of this Shop to better showcase my temple drawings and provide art that honors our beautiful temples in the highest degree. Check my SOLD listings here for item descriptions of past temple pieces and find info and images of my Map Work on my website: www.turnofthecenturies.com
Instagram: @turnofthecenturies
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TurnOfTheCenturies

Contact me here: kirsten [!at] turnofthecenturies.com
Thank you!

Kirsten Sparenborg Brinton

Contact shop owner

Kirsten Sparenborg Brinton

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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!
ALBUQUERQUE
ATLANTA
BOUNTIFUL
COLUMBUS
DETROIT
GILBERT
LAS VEGAS
LIMA
LOS ANGELES
LUBBOCK
MANHATTAN
MESA
MT TIMPANOGOS
NEWPORT BEACH
OAKLAND
PORTLAND
PROVO
RALEIGH
REXBURG
SACRAMENTO
SALT LAKE (2 views)
SAN DIEGO
SANTIAGO
SEATTLE
WASHINGTON DC (2 views)

Shop members

  • Kirsten

    Owner, Creator

    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.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 29, 2022
Thank you for visiting my shop.
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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I'm happy to make you happy with your purchase. Please let me know if something went wrong. I can provide a full or partial refund, or replacement. However, I cannot be responsible for items lost or damaged in the mail unless they are shipped USPS Priority within the US.
Shipping
Note cards ship sealed in clear, cellophane sleeve in a stationery envelope (for one) or a padded envelope (for large quantities).

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.