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A DY I N G A RT R EVIVED . . . . .

Buildings constructed before the 1930s have the opportunity to be restored rather than demolished. A stunning example is the work done to the King George in downtown Saskatoon.

COAT OF ARMS: A HISTORIC TRADITION First used as insignia on shields starting in the 11th century, and later used as a flag for families in higher social classes, today the coat of arms is a way to display family heritage.

Conventional elements of a coat of arms include: • Mottos: To summarize the motivation or intention of an individual or family. • Crest: The symbol or device at the top of the helmet. • Wreath: A twisted roll of fabric laid at the base of the crest. • Helmet: Situated above the shield and bears the wreath and crest. • Mantling: Drapery tied to the helmet above the shield to form a backdrop. • Coronet: A crown that shows the rank of a noble. • Field: Background composed of one or more colours, metals or furs. • Charges: An emblem occupying the field of a shield. • Supporters: Figures usually placed on either side of the shield and depicted holding it aloft. buildings and the details added to homes. He will consult with the owner to get an idea of what they’re looking for, and do his best to incorporate those ideas. But he has a lot of creative leeway. “It would be a similar

process to sitting down with an architect and discussing what architectural styles you like, and the scope of the budget,” Ryan says. Recently, he had a chance to work with clients creating a stone coat of arms to be

• Order: A visible honour awarded to a recipient, typically in recognition of individual merits. mounted on their fireplace. Ryan helped to design the coat of arms, drawing from history on both sides of the family to create the piece, first on paper and then in stone.

“We’re using the most modern tools available to promote the oldest trade,” Ryan says.

SPRING 2016

Ashleigh Mattern

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Saskatoon HOME

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