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2017 Plaque Progress: Design Completed

The design stage is complete for the 2017 form plaque. I worked with representatives from the Form of 2017 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: Features the Isthmian shield to celebrate their win of the Club Cup competition
  • Upper right corner: Shows the Democratic donkey and Republican elephant butting heads – to reflect the contentious election last fall and the partisan politics that have followed
  • Center: A ribbon is inscribed with the form word “Resilience” – given to the Form as they began their 3rd Form year
  • Lower:  A scenic view of the back of the new student center featuring the dam in the background and the patio with fire pit and chairs
  • Bottom border: An alphabet border- reflecting the change in the traditional gender-binary graduation procession to an alphabetical one

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 2017 plaque.

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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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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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2015 Plaque Progress: Carving Completed

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The carving for the Form of 2015 plaque is completed. Below are some detail images – with carved elements illustrating the following design themes:

  • Upper Left: A cake with a vinyl record on top representing the Steve Aoki event
  • Center: Mount Everest with the flag of Nepal on the summit representing the devastating earth quake in April of 2015
  • Upper Right: A shield with the Isthmian symbol representing their win of the Club Cup
  • Bottom Left: A laptop with a clock representing 24 hour access to the internet
  • Bottom Right: A stack of alphabet blocks representing the four different academic schedules during the four years of the Form of 2015

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I will now start working on the painted finish, and plan on having this plaque completed in time for Anniversary weekend at the end of May. More details to follow.

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2015 Plaque Progress: Design Completed

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The design stage is complete for the 2015 form plaque. I worked with members of the Form of 2015 during the previous School year to come up with a list of events, and the following was chosen by them to represent the 6th Form experiences of the Form of 2015:

  • Upper Left: A cake with a vinyl record on top representing the Steve Aoki event
  • Upper Right: A shield with the Isthmian symbol representing their win of the Club Cup
  • Center: Mount Everest with the flag of Nepal on the summit representing the devastating earth quake in April of 2015
  • Bottom Left: A laptop with a clock representing 24 hour access to the internet
  • Bottom Right: A stack of alphabet blocks representing the four different academic schedules during the four years of the Form of 2015

I have started work on the carving of the 2015 plaque and will be posting photos of the carving process as it progresses – stay tuned for more information!

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The Form of 2010 Plaque

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The central image of the plaque is a heart with a ribbon of musical notes commemorating the (S)P.S. I Love You musical event held at Ohrstrom Library on Valentine’s Day that year. The upper left corner shows a house on wheels, representing the brick faculty house moved to make room for the Lindsay Center for Mathematics and Science building. The upper right corner features a map of Haiti and the epicenter of the devastating earthquake that occurred on January 12, 2010. The bottom half of the plaque depicts a camera and a photograph with the initials “BC,” commemorating faculty member Brendan Cohen, who, in addition to being a favorite teacher, documented all four years of the Form of 2010 through his many photographs.

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2010 Plaque Progress: Plaque Completed

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The Form of 2010 plaque is now completed.  The detail photograph above shows a sample of the painted finish on the plaque – a house on wheels to represent the moving of the brick faculty house to make room for building the Lindsay Center.

The completed framed plaque will be revealed on Anniversary Weekend on Saturday May 30th – at which time photographs of the finished plaque will be published online.  Thank you to the representatives from the Form of 2010 for their help with this project –  I am looking forward to seeing members of the Form of 2010 at the SPS Anniversary event to celebrate your new Form plaque!

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2010 Plaque Progress: Carving Completed

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The carving is completed for the Form of 2010 plaque, which illustrates the following design themes:

  • Upper left: Brick house moved prior to construction of the Lindsay Center
  • Upper right: Earthquake in Haiti which occurred in January of 2010
  • Lower center: Heart with musical notes and SPS shield representing the (S)P.S. I Love You musical Valentine’s Day event put on at Ohrstrom Library
  • Bottom left and right: A camera and photograph with the initial BC, commemorating faculty member Brendan Cohen who documented all four years of the Form of 2010 through his many photographs

The plaque has been oiled and I am currently working on the painted finish for the plaque so that it will be completed in time to be put on display for Anniversary/Graduation weekend at the end of May. Updates on the progress will be posted soon.

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2010 Form Plaque Progress: Design Completed

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The design stage is complete for the 2010 Form plaque. I worked with members of the Form of 2010 to come up with a list of events, and the following was chosen by them to represent events from their 6th Form year:

  • Upper left: Brick house moved prior to construction of Lindsay
  • Upper right: Earthquake in Haiti
  • Lower center: Heart with musical notes and SPS shield representing the (S)P.S. I Love You musical Valentine’s Day event put on at Ohrstrom Library
  • Bottom left and right: A camera and photograph with the initial BC, commemorating faculty member Brendan Cohen who documented all four years of the Form of 2010 through his many photographs

I will now begin carving the 2010 plaque and will be posting photos of the carving process as it progresses – stay tuned for more information!

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Shattuck Fellows Plaque

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The completed Shattuck Fellows plaque was installed this week in the Schoolhouse, on the second floor in the Rector’s office lobby. Named after the founder of SPS, George Cheyne Shattuck, the plaque commemorates members of the community who have provided an exemplary level of service to SPS, “. . . assuring this School more strength to toil, more years to strive.” I began working on this project in the fall of 2012 and have completed the various stages of the project between working on form plaques.  Last summer I documented the carving process for the pelican portion of the plaque – you can see the photos HERE.

The photo above shows a detail shot of the finished plaque ready to be hung on the wall. The plaque is made of Spanish cedar with engraved brass plates.

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In this photo Matt makes the final adjustments on the positioning of the plaque.  He provided important assistance with this project, locating, preparing and assembling the wood for the panel that supports the brass plates.  Matt is no stranger to working with Spanish cedar, as his combined job as carpenter and manager of the boat house has allowed him to work on repairing some of the antique crew boats originally made from this beautiful wood.  The wood used for the plaque came from a collection of boards that have been in storage at SPS for decades, and is itself a part of the history and the fabric of the school.

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Above, the finished Shattuck Fellows plaque hangs in its permanent location outside the Rector’s office.  Below shows me with the finished plaque, very grateful for the opportunity to have been able to work on this rewarding project. Thank you to the Rector’s Office, and to Shelli for all her work as project manager.

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