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The E-Sylum: Volume 20, Number 15, April 9, 2017, Article 34

2016 AMERICAN MEDAL OF THE YEAR NAMED

Mel Wacks submitted this report on the winner of the American Medallic Sculpture Association's American Medal of the Year award. Thanks. -Editor

Rememberance medal by Susan Taylor obverse Rememberance medal by Susan Taylor reverse

This year, there were 30 entries from 21 medalists for the American Medal of the Year (AMY) awarded by the American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA). Committee Chairman, Mel Wacks, indicates that “The jurors had a tough time choosing among many wonderful medals.” The winner is Remembrance by Susan Taylor of Ottawa, honoring the heroic efforts of the artist’s grandfather, George Edie and his fellow comrades who fought in the 2nd Battle of Ypres during the “Great War for Civilization."

Susan describes the medal: “The portrait of the young soldier framed by the barbed wire represents youth sacrificed through the loss of life, imprisonment and emotional trauma. On the reverse the poppies emerging from the barbed wire symbolize the loss of life through the spent flowers, the flowers in bloom: the survivors and the young buds: the future, lest we forget.”

The large 90mm bronze Remembrance medal will be limited to 45 pieces. Price is $125 plus $10 shipping (in Canadian dollars 150 plus 15 for shipping). To order contact Susan at susan.taylor@sympatico.ca.

The runner-up is Cicada Days & Firefly Nights by Lawrence Noble, for Brookgreen Gardens.

All of the AMY entries will be illustrated in the next AMSA newsletter. Medal collectors and medallists are invited to join by sending $40 (US & Canada) or $50 (Foreign) to AMSA, P.O. Box 1201, Edmonds, WA 98020.



Wayne Homren, Editor

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