As digital artists seek to recreate the physical world through dimensional images, the geometric-based modelling techniques of the 1990s have given way to a new visual style: that of low poly art. Utilizing this colourful art style, the incomparable Geometry In Art series continues its contemporary interpretation of Canada’s most famous icons with a fine silver coin that celebrates the caribou (Rangifer tarandus).
Item Number: 150055
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g): 31.83
Diameter (mm): 40
Face Value: $20
Artist: Calder Moore
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with graphic beauty box
- A modern take on an iconic symbol of Canada’s northern forests: Third coin in the five-coin Geometry in Art series, which reinterprets familiar Canadian emblems in a visually stunning low poly art style.
- In keeping with the low poly art style, vibrant colours create a perception of depth and shadows while the palette captures the brightness of a summer day in the Canadian wilderness.
- Crafted in 99.99% pure silver with a low mintage set to only 7,500 worldwide.
- A conversation-starter for anyone with an interest in art and dimensional modelling techniques, particularly those used in Canada’s thriving video game development industry.
- An unforgettable addition to any collection—especially those with a wildlife, nature or Canadiana theme, or any that include the beloved symbols that have come to represent this land and its people.
The reverse design by Canadian artist Calder Moore features a stylized portrait of two caribou moving across a landscape that conveys the tranquil beauty of Canada’s boreal forest. Presented in a low poly art style, the design brings together multiple polygon shapes to form a male caribou in a powerful pose as he looks up at the first snowfall of the season, followed by a young caribou at the river’s edge in the background. Extraordinary sculpting, cutting-edge technology and advanced finishing techniques help distinguish the individual polygons, while their hard lines and sharp corners add a dramatic texture to the layered branches of the evergreens and the rocky terrain. The careful selection of colour to each shape infuses the scene with vibrancy while altering our perception of light and shadows. By overlapping the water’s surface beyond the image field, the reverse offers a unique underwater glimpse of the caribou’s splayed hooves that provide it with firm footing as it makes its way across this beautiful Canadian landscape.