Thank you for the excellent editorial regarding the painting by V. Douglas Snow done for the Supreme Court room of the Scott M. Matheson Building. Your comment that "the painting does not detract from the dignity or atmosphere of the courtroom" is apt; that it "complements the woodwork and decor with a spectrum of brilliant hues that liven the room without undermining its purpose" totally accurate. And I underscore twice over your statement, "It would be a shame to see it go."

To have a building created today that incorporates art and beauty is a wonderful addition to the usual "function only" approach so prevalent in our community. Your acknowledgment and support are much appreciated.Ruth Draper

Salt Lake City