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TitleEl Cielo en la Tierra
Publication TypeArtwork
Year of Publication2021
AuthorsHuerta, Israel Trejo
KeywordsSalt Lake City, Utah; Salt Lake Temple; Temple

Submitted to the 2021 Book of Mormon Central Art Contest.

Watercolor on cotton paper 60x70cm.

Salt Lake Temple

When I found out that the theme of this contest was Doctrine and Covenants, the temple came to mind because of all the stories of the first members and all their effort. From its planning, its groundbreaking with President Young, its construction, and its dedication with President Woodruff, it is beautiful to know that we have a little piece of heaven on the earth.

[Google Translate] The artist was born on May 1, 1989, in Delicias, Chihuahua, in northern Mexico but grew up in a town called Meoquí, which gave him great appreciation and love for nature, culture and indigenous peoples. During his childhood he won a painting competition at the national level. At only 5 years old, he began to develop the ability to draw, however, in the town there was not much artistic education, so he only continued to make drawings—cartoons for teachers, relatives and acquaintances. It was not until he returned from his full-time mission for his church that he decided to study at the University of Art in Chihuahua City, and it was there that he developed his love for painting. Since then he has participated in regional, national and international exhibitions. In 2020 he was awarded 3rd place in Book of Mormon Central’s annual contest.

He currently resides in Bonn, Germany, and is happily married and has a child of 2 years old. He takes enjoyment in his work as a visual arts teacher, which was his field of study. Much of his art focuses on his personal principles and beliefs, and his goal is to reach thousands of homes with his paintings and to help preach the gospel of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints.

El Cielo en la Tierra by Israel Trejo Huerta

Scripture Reference

Doctrine and Covenants 131:1-5