The reverse of the coin is designed by Canadian artist Claude Thivierge, combines two different art styles for a unique take on an enigmatic avian species. A colourful sunset provides the only hint of warmth in this colour-over-engraved winter scene, where the sky is ablaze with orange and yellow hues. The open field conveys a sense of stillness as the landscape slumbers beneath its snow cover, where engraved relief adds textural details that mimic rolling drifts and mounds. The only sense of movement comes from two enigmatic snowy owls, which are comprised of polygon shapes that define the low poly art style. Suddenly, one of the owls takes flight; flying close to the ground, the owl's outstretched wings create the illusion of movement as it seemingly "shatters" the boundaries of the image and its geometric form, and smoothly transitions from abstract to realism. On top of the reverse, the inscriptions: "2018" – the year of issue and "CANADA" – the issuing country. On the bottom, the inscription: "20 DOLLARS" – the face value. The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: "D·G·REGINA" – Dei Gratia Regina and "ELIZABETH II" – the name of the Queen.
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