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One of many awards I have created for Boston College, this piece incorporated 23 K gold leaf on the recipients name, an original goauche painting at the top and the University's seal at the bottom.

They were honoring two donors who had endowed a classical studies symposium. It was an exciting project to research and design as the donors were of Greek heritage and the featured speaker of this new series of lectures is the lead archeologist at the Athenian Agora in Greece where this carving was found. The painting is of a marble bas relief done around 336 BC of the female Democracy crowning the people of Athens—who is symbolized by the male figure Demos. The original carving celebrated the passage by the Athenian people of a law protecting themselves against tyranny.
http://www.agathe.gr/cgi-bin/image?lookup=2000.02.0497