The design stage is complete for the 2004 Form plaque. I worked with members of the Form of 2004 to come up with a list of events, and the following was chosen to be featured on the plaque:
- Upper left: The outline of the State of Massachusetts divided into (what will be) rainbow colored stripes to represent the passage of marriage equality on May 17th, 2004 – the first state to do so.
- Right: The Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup which sits on top of a shield featuring an emblem from the Henley-on-Thames coat of arms – representing the win at Henley for the boys’ crew team.
- Center: A boar presenting a platter of food – representing the revitalization of the Boar’s Head dinner tradition in 2002 by Form of 2004 members.
- Bottom left: the Democratic donkey symbol with “1962” – representing Secretary of State John Kerry’s run for president.
I will now begin working on the carving process, with the plan to have the finished plaque to present at Anniversary weekend in June this year. Photos of the process will be posted on the blog, so stay tuned for more information!
Categories: Design Process, Form of 2004
Tags: 1962, boar, Boar's Head Dinner, crew, Henley, Henley Royal Regatta, Henley-on-Thames, John Kerry, Marriage Equality, Massachusetts, Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup, rainbow
The carving is completed for the 2013 Form plaque. The photo above is of the completed carving which represents the following elements:
- Upper left: The symbol for the Old Hundred club, winners of the 2013 Club Cup competition.
- Upper center: The granite paving stone with “100%” carved into it representing the 100% participation form members in donations to the Alumni Association.
- Upper right: The blue and yellow Boston Strong ribbon to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.
- Center: The Hugh Camp Cup with “2013” as the central design – representing the unprecedented four year winning streak for Form of 2013 members.
- Center background: The Bogle-Lechner field, dedicated on September 29, 2012.
Below is an animated GIF I put together from photos taken at different stages of the carving process – watch hours and hours of carving elapse in just 15 seconds!
The next step will be to oil the plaque to seal the wood in preparation for the painted finish. More to follow as things progress!