I was asked in Oct., 2014 to design a going away/farewell gift for our outgoing Rector at Church of the Holy Nativity.
I wished to do a wall plaque of some sort, but not a carving.
This wall plaque is based on an original wood carving (see below) by Sister Richard Mehren commissioned by one of our Parishioners in the 1980's or so.
This wonderful wood carving design found it's way into a banner a decade or so later, & also the church's letterhead:
This was my preliminary sketch for the wall plaque:
The completed Plaque - Walnut and Maple, with some woodburning technique & different finishes.
There is a hint of a unity circle with the figures, and also of a heart between them.