Capitol Reef
Capitol Reef

Utah State Public Art Collection

Public Art Project

Oil on Canvas

Oil on canvas

19' x 15'

Scott M Matheson Courthou...


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This vibrant, 300 square foot mural titled, "Capitol Reef," depicts Utah's signature redrock country sandstone in the sun after a thunderstorm.

There were some that did not respond well to the work after installation with rumors that court officials and lawyers felt the work distracted them from the proceedings. In 2001, the Courts decided to cover the painting with an automatic gray drape while court is in session. This covering was the compromise with the reached with the artist when officials realized removing the work was impossible without destroying it.