I created this piece (pictured far left) to celebrate the 100th year anniversary of my high school alma mater, The Stony Brook School, located in Stony Brook, NY.
The piece is made from SBS yearbooks, one from each decade of the school's inception. The "teddy bear vine" is a nod to Stony Brook's current mascot (the Bears) and symbolizes the growth and transformational power of the Stony Brook School's Christian formation. The nesting birds are shrikes, a previous mascot of the school. The shape of the vine is inspired by the school's centennial logo - instead of the cupola of the chapel in the center, images of Stony Brook students, faculty and staff experiencing SBS life take center stage. In addition to featuring yearbooks from each decade of the school's history, it also has parts of Bruce Lockerbie's book "The Way They Should Go", written in 1972 about the school's history and mission for its 50th anniversary.
The back of the piece features a torn/glazed collage of yearbook photos of teachers and students from over the school's 100 years (pictured above).