The design concept of my version of the Canadian Coat of Arms is inspired by contemporary and traditional symbols and iconography of Canada. Maple leaves are a distinct national symbol for Canada. The chain of maple leaves symbolizes the abundance forests in the Canadian land and as world leader in the sustainable forest management. The toque was a rally symbol during 1837-1839 Patriotes Rebellion. Now, it’s a symbol of freedom and the pursuit of liberty. It represents the Canadian culture in a functional and fashionable way. The Orca or Killer Whale represents the Aboriginals in Canada. It symbolizes family, romance, longevity, harmony, travel, community and protection. It also represents the marine as oppose to the moose is used for land.
The design concept of my Canadian Crest is a contemporary digital illustration inspired by traditional iconography, symbols and crests. The new Coat of Arms uses colours, heraldry forms and symbols to represent Canadian Design. I have included a sceptre to symbolize justice and Canada’s imperial influences. The wreath is abstracted as feathers directly above mantling. The helm and mantle was originally designed to protect the head and shoulders of the wearer so I included a RCMP hat and scarf with Canada’s official maple leaf tartan.
Maple / European spruce / Ebony