Wave of the Future – Splash from the Past
The wave has always been a powerful force. A strong symbolic image of the Atlantic. The ocean has been there for the fishing industry and now the newest resource, offshore natural gas.
The wave crests not at open sea, but against the land (green), splashing a white spray of water, creating the rugged coastline of inlets and harbours that make up Guysborough's geography and its natural beauty. The white splash also represents Guysborough's history and cherished animal, the moose. Without any alterations, the splash contour is the actual shape of a moose antler.
The elements are arranged in the foreground of the rising sun (a new day), which is aesthetically crowned over the "G" in Guysborough.