Form of 2011 Plaque Progress: Carving Completed

The carving stage is now complete for the Form of 2011 plaque. Here are a few photos showing the finished carving:

This detail shows the waves and water surrounding the crew team – representing the trip to Henley.

This detail shows the closed book with Mr. Matthews’ initials representing the end of his term as Rector, and a portion of the Delphian emblem representing their Club Cup victory.

The next stage of the process involves sealing the wood and adding the painted finish.

From here forward the project will go undercover: The completed plaque – with painted finish and mounted in its frame – will be kept a secret until it can be unveiled during the 2012 Anniversary Weekend celebration in June of 2012.  Details to follow as we get closer to the date.

I will now begin work on carving plaques for the Forms missing plaques from the last twenty years.  In the works are designs and plaques for the Forms of 1996, 2001 and 2006.  Progress on those plaques will be documented here as with the 2011 plaque, so check back often to see how things are progressing.

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4 thoughts on “Form of 2011 Plaque Progress: Carving Completed

  1. Aidan Breen

    Lovely work. Love the way the water is represented and the clouds. At the moment I am interested in how artists/sculptors tackle these elusive forms.

  2. ninthwavedesigns

    Hello Aidan –

    The next carving has a lot of water in it as well, commemorating a flood at the school, so I am looking forward to carving more watery elements soon.

    Also – I imagine that this type of carving is much like your repousse except you have to think about it in the exact inverse of how you want it to look.

    Thanks! – Lisa

  3. Hope O'Shaughnessy

    Great to hear the weaving of history with the work. Wonderful! Hope

  4. ninthwavedesigns

    Thanks so much Hope – this is a perfect project for me and I am really enjoying the work.

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