On October 1st during the SPS Alumni Volunteer Weekend I set up a display of the progress on the plaque project. The display was in the Upper Dining Hall and took place during the Saturday luncheon.
I displayed the completed carving for the 2011 Form Plaque (below, center) and the progress of the 2006 Form plaque, shown on the right. To the left is a rough carving blank – the form of the basswood when I start the carving process. On display in the front of the plaques in this photo is the design drawing for the 2011 plaque, and my design sketchbook open to the page of the 2/3rd scale concept drawing.
The second half of the display featured other examples of my carving work, including a carved bear with a Celtic knot motif, the SPS pelican shield, and the Spanish cedar carving in progress of a pelican on her nest.
The luncheon event provided me with the opportunity to meet a number of representatives from the Forms in need of plaques and to introduce them to the process. I had a great time talking with everyone and answering questions about Form plaques past, present, and future.