|Painted coat of arms of Gerard Cornielje (acrylics, tempera, watercolor).|
Motto: "Audentes Fortuna Iuvat" (written in the formula "Avdentes Fortvna Jvvat")
The composition features the late-Gothic style, including a "targa da torneo", typical for the Italian heraldic art of the 15th c.
The dark-blue background semé with stars signifies that the roots of the family are lost in the depths of time.
The initial "C" is decorated with the flag of the armiger.
|The bookplate of Mr. Łukasz
Tor-Garczewski from Poznan (Poland), displaying an equestrian figure in
full heraldic attire.|
Mr. Garczewski’s badge appears on the horse’s barding. The same badge and other five symbols decorate the Gothic tracery (clockwise): 1) the letters ‘DA’ standing for the familiy motto „Ducere Aude” (also reproduced on the horse’s rein); 2) a key and a sword for SS. Peter and Paul, patrons of Poznan; 3) the shield of the International Association of Amateur Heralds; 4) the badge of the White Lion Society; 5) a satyr holding a hammer and a bolt of lightning, symbols alluding the nickname ‘Tor’.
The bush with thorns is an allusion to the name Toruń (Thorn), birthplace of Mr. Tor-Garczewski.
The tracery is also decorated with bundles of cranberry, Mr. Tor-Garczewski being member of the “Żurawinka” (= little cranberry) Organization.
Latin inscription, in Gothic letters: “† SIGILLUM DOMINI LUCAE TOR GARCZEWSKI”
|Another kind of heraldry: a coat of arms illustrating art and ecology.|
Designed for a theatrical company of Bucharest, the purpose of the achievement is to be used during workshops on ecology. The idea of the composition has been D. M. Larson’s “Unicorns and Alley Cats”, a children’s play. The cat appearing between blocks signifies the features of the urban civilization (aggressiveness, disorder, poorly understood idea of independence etc.), while the unicorn appears as a symbol of innocence and justice, connected with the renewal through ‘going back to nature’.
The shape of the shield – a spade – has been chosen as a hint of the work for nature conservation and recycling. Decorated with an entire floral collection, the tire that encircles the shield depicts the same idea of recycling for the sake of nature.
|Heraldic bookplate of Lieutenant Michael Joseph Quigley (United States Navy Reserve), member of the Defense Council of Truman National Security Project, Senior Advisor for National Security at Human Rights First, Knight of Magistral Grace in the Sovereign Military and Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes, and of Malta, Knight Commander in the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.|
recent work: the heraldic ex-libris of Mr. Richard Globe (Copenhagen).
Inspired by a late 15th century type of equestrian seal, the composition refers to the fact that the armiger was born in Canada but has lived most of his life in Europe, finally settling in Denmark.
The composition also includes three groups of two crowned lions facing each other, alluding the state coats of arms of Canada and Denmark.
|Coat of arms of Mr. Gabriel Badea-Päun, PhD Art History at Sorbonne-Paris IV (2005), winner of the Académie des Beaux Arts Circle Montherlant Award (2008), the Fondation Napoléon Second Empire Award (2010) etc. Author of several books on history and history of art, of which a reference volume on Carmen Sylva (Queen Elisabeth of Romania).|