Temple View

LoganTAlmost 23 years ago I moved to Logan to attend USU.

I moved into an apartment with five other chicks on coveted Darwin Avenue, a little lane on the west edge of campus right before you roll down Old Main Hill.

This was a prime area because it was one of the few student housing locations that wasn’t at the bottom of a ginormous hill you’d have to hike up every day to class—one of the downsides of building a university on top of hill in the 1800s with little foresight for future growth.

The views from campus are gorgeous though.

I loved it there.

Well, not the apartment itself, which was kind of divey, but it did have location, location, location!

In addition to convenient access to campus and a fun social scene, that apartment offered amazing views. Since our apartment sat on the very edge of the campus plateau, our big living room window overlooked Cache Valley out to the west framed in by the stunning Wellsville Mountains.

And rising up out of the valley in all its architectural splendor and glory is the breathtaking Logan Temple.

Talk about location, location, location, you can see it from anywhere in the valley!

Those pioneers sure know how to pick a spot.

Inspired, maybe?

I’ve lived in a few places around the valley and seen it from all sides and every angle in all my years of running around here, but my favorite view of the temple has always been looking out at it to the west.

Maybe it’s because it was my first view of it all those years ago when I moved to Logan.

I spent many days and many nights sitting on a ratty couch looking out that window at the temple as a respite from studying, reading, or pining over a guy.

The Logan Temple has been painted and photographed many different ways by many different artists, but I never found a depiction of it that I really loved, or showcased that particular view I liked.

Good thing I married an artist.

Several years ago Jason surprised me for Christmas with a painting of my favorite view of the temple at my favorite time of year—fall.

Now I get to look at that temple view every day and feel just like a freshman girl gazing out my apartment window wondering where life will take me.

For years and years, people who’ve seen that painting in my house and loved it too have pestered Jason and me about offering prints of it.

It’s my painting so Jason left it up to me.

I’m stingy.

I don’t get to keep very many of Jason’s original paintings because our kids like living under a roof, and Jason rarely does landscape/architectural pieces, so I wanted to keep this special just for ME.

It’s MY painting. MY view of the temple. He’s MY artist, well sorta.

But, one of Jason’s brothers recently scolded me and said that besides having a wife, Jason does have brothers, and sisters, and parents, and other people in his life who are connected to him and the Logan Temple too, so I should stop hogging him/it all to myself.

Fine.

I can share, I guess.

It is a beautiful depiction of the temple.

The best, I think, so more people should be able to enjoy it.

And so, today I am pleased to introduce and offer Jason’s rendition of the Logan Temple in Gicleé prints on canvas: signed, limited edition. (See more info about Gicleé and Artists proofs below.)

24 x 36, limited edition of 150:  $450
Artist proof, 15: $550

20 x 30, limited edition of 150: $350
Artist proof, 15: $425

16 x 24,  limited edition of 150: $250
Artist proof, 15: $300

(+ packing & shipping, or if you are local you can pick it up to save shipping.)

GREAT MOTHERS DAY GIFT (it’s not too late, guys), or FATHERS DAY GIFT  (women are better at planning ahead)!

If you are interested in ordering a print you can contact me by email through this site. Please include your name, phone number, and your order and I’ll contact you.

I hope you enjoy this temple view as much as I have!

Gicleé Information:
Giclées are museum quality reproductions on canvas printed using pigmented inks on archival canvas. Longevity tests show the inks to be colorfast for approximately 120 years. Intense, direct lighting may reduce the longevity of the product, but reasonable lighting conditions should have very little, if any, effect.

Giclées characteristics include:
1. They are printed using long lasting archival inks which provide UV protection.
2. A wider and deeper color range is available compared to offset litho prints.
3. Giclées are very accurate to the original art.
4. The canvas used to print Giclées give the look of an original painting.
5. Canvas Giclées are cured with UV inhibitor varnish.
6. Gicleés are framed like original art without matte or glass.
7. Canvas Giclées have no glare.
8. The quality of the image, color and printing techniques are exceptional!

Artist Proof Prints:
Artist Proofs are personal prints given to the artist as part of the printing process to check for quality and color accuracy, usually 10% of the edition. They are considered more collectable and are valued higher both initially and later on.

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