Utah: my home for 2/3rds of my life. I wanted to give a nod to Utah’s Mormon history without being too overt - so I choose the beehive (a common symbol of early Utah, used by the pioneers that remains on the state flag today).

Originally, the Mormon Prophet Brigham Young, wanted to call the state “Deseret” which means Honey Bee. He envisioned the mormons, and Utah dwellers, as people who through their own industry, craft, and hardwork would raise a beautiful city out of the dust of the desert.
State Plates Project by Jonathan Lawrence ⓒ 2014