Courtesy: Utah Public Art Program
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Capitol Reef

Salt Lake City, Utah

V. Douglas Snow (http://www.arts.utah.gov)

Scott M. Matheson Courthouse, 450 South State Street, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84114
Owner:  State of Utah Public Art Program
Date:  1997
Placement:  courthouses
Artwork Type:  paintings (visual works)
Material:  oil paint (pigmented coating)
Description:  This mural, behind the Utah Supreme Court Bench, uses a landscape form derived from the southern Utah deserts that embodies a quiet muffled balance of stability, hope and endurance. Snow described a hiking trip to Capital Reef, a sudden thunderstorm, and then the emergence of the intense sun and heat, forcing steam to rise from the wet sandstone.

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