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The Utah State Capitol Building underwent a major restoration and seismic upgrade beginning in 2004. Part of this upgrade included adding 4 new murals to accompany the historical murals located in the Senate and House of Representative chambers. After an extensive selection process, my fellow artist, Keith Bond, and I were awarded the commission to paint 2 murals each.

Press Release January 17, 2007

Artists Chosen to paint Utah State Capitol Murals.

Two Utah artists have been selected by the Utah State Capitol Preservation Board to paint the four murals for the Senate and House of Representative Chambers in the renovated Utah State Capitol Building. Keith Bond of River Heights will be painting two murals in the Senate Chamber and David Koch of Richmond will be painting two murals in the House of Representative Chamber.

Koch received a BA in Art from Utah State University and has studied with professional artists. David exhibits his art in galleries in Bountiful, Salt Lake City and St. George, Utah and Jackson Hole, Wyoming. His work is included in many local and national collections including Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary Michael Leavitt, Zions Bank, and the Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Koch, who is known for his historical paintings, says that he is enjoys the process of recreating an historical scene from research to costuming. "The historical paintings seem to come to life as I paint them. It gives me a feeling that I am experiencing the event. I hope the viewer will also have the same experience. I consider it a great honor to be chosen for such an historical project." says Koch, "I feel the responsibility to create a piece of art that will communicate to viewers for years to come." In November 2007, the Utah State Capitol Building will complete its historic Capitol Restoration and Base Isolation Project. The murals will be unveiled during a public open