2002 Plaque Progress: Carving Completed

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The carving is completed for the 2002 form plaque. The photos below show details of the completed carving with descriptions of the events illustrated.

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Upper Left: The Stanley Cup representing the visit it made to SPS in November of 2001.

 

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Upper Right: Lower School Boathouse and dock which was torn down that year.

 

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Lower Left: One of two NH songbirds (Nuthatch) on either side of the design representing the donation of SPS land to the Audubon Society for use as a bird sanctuary. Below the bird is the left half of the Manhattan skyline with the World Trade Center towers intact, to commemorate the September 11th terrorist attack.

 

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Lower Right: One of two NH songbirds (Chickadee) on either side of the design representing the donation of SPS land to the Audubon Society for use as a bird sanctuary. Below the bird is the right half of the Manhattan skyline with the World Trade Center towers intact, to commemorate the September 11th terrorist attack.

This plaque will receive a painted finish, and when completed, will be on display in the Middle Dining Hall in Coit (New Upper) for Anniversary 2016/17 next June.

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2009 Plaque Progress: Design Complete

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The design stage is complete for the 2009 form plaque. I worked with representatives from the Form of 2009 to come up with a list of events, and the following were chosen by them to represent their 6th Form experiences at SPS:

  • The upper left corner has the Democratic donkey symbol with President Obama’s initials to represent his win of the 2008 General Election
  • The upper right corner has the Lion Capital of Ashoka to represent India Week
  • Across the bottom edge is the arrow representing the cross country team’s win at the New England championships
  • The center of the design features a polar bear supporting the earth to represent the Environmental Stewardship/Environmental Values Statement that were adopted that year as well as the Earth Day event

I will be posting photos of the carving process here on the Form Plaque Project blog and on the Form Plaque Project Facebook page when I begin working on the carving process of the 2009 plaque.

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2016 Plaque Progress: Design Completed

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The design stage is complete for the 2016 form plaque. I worked with representatives from the Form of 2016 during the school year to come up with a list of events, and the following were chosen by them to represent their 6th Form experiences at SPS:

  • Upper Left: Puzzle pieces with the letters “SPS” represent the first SPS Puzzle Hunt day
  • Upper Right: A baseball bat, a section of track, and a hockey stick, spell out the letters “ISL” to mark the decision to end membership in the Independent School League after the 2016-17 school year
  • Center: A Bald Eagle and a Cuban Trogon bird (the national bird of Cuba) perch together on an olive branch to represent the normalization of relations between the governments of Cuba and the United States
  • Bottom Left and Right: Tuck and Hargate, shown with a double ended arrow between them, represents the renovations begun this spring that will result in the exchange of functions between these two buildings.

I will be posting photos of the carving process here on the Form Plaque Project blog and on the Form Plaque Project Facebook page when I begin working on the carving process of the 2016 plaque

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2002 Plaque Progress: Design Completed

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The design stage is complete for the 2002 form plaque. I worked with members of the Form of 2002 to come up with a list of events, and the following was chosen by them to represent their 6th Form experiences at SPS:

  • Upper Left: The Stanley Cup representing the visit it made to SPS in November of 2001
  • Upper Right: Lower School Boathouse and dock which was torn down that year
  • Center Left and Right: Two NH songbirds on either side of the design representing the donation of SPS land to the Audubon Society for use as a bird sanctuary
  • Bottom Left and Right: The Manhattan skyline with the World Trade Center towers intact, to commemorate the September 11th terrorist attack

When I begin working on the carving of the 2002 plaque I will be posting photos of the carving process here on the blog and on the Form Plaque Project Facebook page.

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The Form of 2015 Plaque

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The upper left corner of the plaque shows a cake topped with a vinyl record to honor the Steve Aoki music event. The upper right shows a shield with the Isthmian symbol celebrating their win of the Club Cup. In the center is Mount Everest with the Nepalese flag, representing the devastating April 2015 earthquake. The bottom left has a laptop with a clock on it, representing 24-hour access to the internet in dorms. The bottom right, a stack of alphabet blocks represents a different academic schedule during each of the Form’s four years.

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The Form of 1991 Plaque

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A ribbon with “O Ye Fire and Heat” wraps around the top edges of the plaque, referencing the inscription on the Powerhouse, revealed when the ivy was removed during building maintenance. To represent the Gulf War, the upper left features a shield with a map of Iraq, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia. The upper right shows the symbol for woman with “XX” in the center to commemorate the 20th anniversary of coeducation at SPS. A Cypress tree in the top center represents the performance “Cypress Trees” – produced and directed by members of the Form of 1991 – that reflected the emotional journey of women of color at SPS. The center features the Rectors’ Ruler with Charles Halsey Clark’s initials. The ruler was used to illustrate a talk he gave to the Sixth Form. The bottom features Ohrstrom Library, dedicated with much celebration in April 1991.

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1991 Plaque Progress: Plaque Completed

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The Form of 1991 plaque is now completed.  The photograph above shows the completed plaque with the stained finish to match the existing frame.

The completed framed plaque will be presented on Anniversary Weekend on Saturday June 4th.  Thank you to the representatives from the Form of 1991 for their help with this project – make sure to stop by the Upper to see your plaque if you are visiting that weekend!

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1991 Plaque Progress: Carving Completed

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The carving stage is completed for the Form of 1991 plaque. Below are some photos of the plaque, carved to illustrate the following events:

  • Top Outer Edge: A ribbon bearing the inscription “O Ye Fire and Heat” from the Powerhouse – this inscription was revealed when the ivy was removed during building maintenance that year
  • Upper Left: A shield with a map of Iraq, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia representing the Gulf War
  • Upper Right: A women’s symbol with “XX” in the center to commemorate the 20th anniversary of coeducation at SPS
  • Upper Center: A bald cypress tree representing the program called “Cypress Trees” of poetry, music, and drama reflecting the emotional journey of women of color at St. Paul’s – produced and directed by members of the Form of 1991
  • Center Horizontal:  The Rector’s ruler with the initials of the Reverend Dr. Charles Halsey Clark, Ninth Rector of SPS, celebrating a talk he gave to members of the 6th Form in which he used the ruler to illustrate his message
  • Bottom Left and Right:  Ohrstrom Library, which was dedicated in April of 1991

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Now that the carving is completed, I will stain the wood to match the woodwork in the Lower Dining Hall, where it will hang when it is done. The finished plaque will be on display for Anniversary Weekend, June 3rd & 4th, 2016.

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2015 Plaque Progress: Plaque Completed

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The Form of 2015 plaque is now completed.  The detail photograph above shows a sample of the painted finish on the plaque – the Isthmian club shield representing their win of the Club Cup.

The completed framed plaque will be revealed on Anniversary Weekend on Saturday June 4th – at which time photographs of the finished plaque will be published online.  Thank you to the representatives from the Form of 2015 for their help with this project – make sure to stop by the Upper to see your plaque if you are visiting that weekend!

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1991 Plaque Progress: Design Completed

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The design stage is complete for the 1991 form plaque. I worked with members of the Form of 1991 to come up with a list of events, and the following was chosen by them to represent their 6th Form experiences at SPS:

  • Top Outer Edge: A ribbon bearing the inscription “O Ye Fire and Heat” from the Powerhouse – this inscription was revealed when the ivy was removed during building maintenance that year
  • Upper Left: A shield with a map of Iraq, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia representing the Gulf War
  • Upper Right: A women’s symbol with “XX” in the center to commemorate the 20th anniversary of coeducation at SPS
  • Upper Center: A bald cypress tree representing the program called “Cypress Trees” of poetry, music, and drama reflecting the emotional journey of women of color at St. Paul’s – produced and directed by members of the Form of 1991
  • Center Horizontal:  The Rector’s ruler with the initials of the Reverend Dr. Charles Halsey Clark, Ninth Rector of SPS, celebrating a talk he gave to members of the 6th Form in which he used the ruler to illustrate his message
  • Bottom Left and Right:  Ohrstrom Library, which was dedicated in April of 1991

I will now start work on the carving of the 1991 plaque and will be posting photos of the carving process as it progresses – stay tuned for more information!

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