The Facts: Another beautiful entry to the collection, this time sporting a luxurious silver base and two overlapping slices of optic crystal--one clear, one blue. Rather than being on the base, the etched engraving is directly on the crystal.
Subjective Interpretation: The Boeing Outstanding performance award is not handed out to just anybody. One must have achieved at a high level for an extended period before even being considered for such a distinction. This desk piece is not the Boeing award itself, please make no mistake, but it captures 1988's crowning honor perfectly. The design style was chosen for its angularity and its clear nod to the late 1980s aesthetic. The two contrasting points on top of the piece seem to perfectly capture the vitality and immediacy of achievement in performance. Henry Halladay was always trying to leap his own bar, bettering himself as a result.
Creative Note: The retro-futurism is on full display with this one, as is the economical, angular display employing a classic "less is more" approach in hopes of "wow"-ing its observers. Sometimes the simplest things are the most memorable!