Circle of River Life
For this design, it was Chantelle’s goal to create a circle of life based around life near the water, displaying the elements and fauna that revolve around each other. From the bright sun highlighting the day, to the moon that lights up the night. The waves created by the wind are a playground to the otters fishing for their next meal. The salmon is a life source for not only the wildlife such as the bears, the otters, and the eagles, but also the land as the eagle drops the remains on the forest floor. What a beautiful experience it is to be near the water.
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About the Artist
Our medal, the “Circle of River Life,” is designed by a local lower mainland artist, Chantelle Trainor-Matties.
Chantelle Trainor-Matties a visual artist with Nisga’a and Métis heritage who specializes in illustration, graphic design, and painting. She is a freelance artist working for private and commercial clientele while also creating personal work. Her art ranges from bold contemporary formline to charming cartoons to painterly realism with a focus on flora and fauna of the natural world.
You can find more about Chantelle and her works by visiting her website and social media platforms.