The Form of 2016 plaque is now completed. The detail photograph above shows a sample of the painted finish on the plaque – an American eagle and Cuban trogan bird representing the normalizing of relationships between the US and Cuba.
The completed framed plaque will be presented on Anniversary Weekend at the beginning of June – at which time photographs of the finished plaque will be published online. Thank you to the representatives from the Form of 2016 for their help with this project – make sure to stop by the Upper to see your plaque if you are visiting that weekend!
The design stage is complete for the 2007 form plaque. I worked with representatives from the Form of 2007 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 corner: The Henley shield, commemorating the boys and girls crew team trip to England to compete in the Henley Royal Regatta
- Upper right corner: Commemorating the release of the first iPhone
- Center: The earth, shown enveloped in the arrow symbol for recycling, represents the beginning of the Environmental Stewardship program at SPS
- Lower: Hargate is shown with an “Open” banner on the roof, commemorating the reopening of the building after extensive repairs from the damage caused during the Mother’s Day flood of 2006
- Center left and right: Initials “X” and “C” commemorate the success of the girls and boys cross country teams that year
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 2007 plaque.
Categories: Design Process, Form of 2007
Tags: C, cross-country, Environmental Stewardship, Hargate, Henley, Henley Royal Regatta, Henley-on-Thames, iPhone, Open, X, XC
The Form of 2002 plaque is now completed. The detail photograph above shows a sample of the painted finish on the plaque – a Chickadee representing the donation of SPS land to the Audubon Society for use as a bird sanctuary.
The completed framed plaque will be presented on Anniversary Weekend at the beginning of June – at which time photographs of the finished plaque will be published online. Thank you to the representatives from the Form of 2002 for their help with this project – make sure to stop by the Upper to see your plaque if you are visiting that weekend!
The carving for the Form of 2016 plaque is now completed. The representatives from the Form of 2016 chose the following events to be illustrated on the plaque:
- 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
Now that the carving process is completed, I will apply a painted finish to the plaque to have it ready for presentation at the 2017 Anniversary Weekend at the beginning of June. Stay tuned for updates on the completion of the plaque!
Categories: Carving Process, Form of 2016
Tags: American Eagle, arrow, Bald Eagle, baseball bat, bird, construction, Cuba, Cuban Trogon, eagle, Hargate, hockey stick, Independent School League, ISL, olive branch, puzzle, Puzzle Hunt, puzzle pieces, SPS, Tocororo, track, Tuck