THE AWARD - by Shirley Elford
The design criteria for this piece is that it would symbolize the growth and discipline the recipient has achieved without focusing on any one sport.
The shape is that of an obelisk, which in ancient times, were raised to mark the achievements and greatness of the Pharaoh's. In present time, it is used to celebrate and mark achievements in time. As this award marks the culmination of an athletic year, I feel it is suitable in its design theme.
I have chosen to create this award using a cast glass process. Molted glass is poured into a graphite mold. In the pouring process, glass powders and gold sheet is added to create the internal design. The piece would then be mounted on a black corion or polished marble base. The piece would be approximately eighteen inches high with a base four inches by four inches. The recipient's award would be the same but would be approximately twelve inches high.