Laevens arms

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Laevens arms

Postby Arthur Radburn » 25 Jul 2017, 17:04

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The arms of Canadian artist Joseph F. Laevens, granted in 2005. Rather dramatic, don't you think?
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Re: Leavons arms

Postby Chris Green » 26 Jul 2017, 07:58

Is he a cubist?
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Re: Laevens arms

Postby Arthur Radburn » 26 Jul 2017, 13:54

My mistake - the surname is Laevens, not 'Leavons'. I've corrected it.
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Re: Laevens arms

Postby Michael F. McCartney » 27 Jul 2017, 07:39

Cubist? Beats me! But clearly an art-ist. And/or maybe a Method-ist...or maybe pian-ist or flaut-ist or percussion-ist...

Unusual arms, but I don't see any technical no-no's.
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Re: Laevens arms

Postby Bruce E Weller » 27 Jul 2017, 10:19

He clearly believes that the purpose of the arms is to clearly and uniquely identify himself.
Definitely hit the mark there.
I quite like the design but cannot for the life of me recite the blazon. (I am wonky on that at the best of times)

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Re: Laevens arms

Postby Michael F. McCartney » 28 Jul 2017, 08:58

These arms are shown and blazoned in the Register on the website of the Canadian Heraldic Authority. Same image as posted above. The blazon is longer than I can recall verbatim, but reading it, clearly describes the intended result. It begins something like, "Sable, a fess cottised on the lower edge..." There is also an explanation of the intended symbolism.
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Re: Laevens arms

Postby JMcMillan » 28 Jul 2017, 17:57

Michael F. McCartney wrote:These arms are shown and blazoned in the Register on the website of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.


"Sable a fess cotised on the lower edge Or, overall a triangle point in chief counterchanged all between in dexter chief a square Or and in base a bezant."

Symbolism: "Black was chosen to indicate the absence of colour and the totality of all paint colours. Gold, an incorruptible metal and a transcendent colour, is emblematic of the artist’s creativity and creation. The forms were chosen to represent the essential shapes needed for art, indicating Mr. Laevens’ profession as an artist and the fact that he is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design (being the first in his family to have graduated from a post-secondary educational institution)."

http://reg.gg.ca/heraldry/pub-reg/proje ... &ShowAll=1
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