The Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic medals have been revealed. They use a very extensive fabrication process which results in medals that are definitely not to be forgotten. The medals range from 500-576 grams.
The waving style of the 615 Olympic and 399 Paralympic medals draws inspiration from mountains, ocean waves and drifting snow. The Olympic medals are 100 mm wide, 6 mm thick and weigh between 500 and 600 grams – some of the heaviest in history. The 2010 bronze medal will also make Olympic history as the first to be made out of pure copper. (Typically tin is mixed with copper.) Each gold medal is plated with six grams of gold.
Each Olympic medal will be a cropped-section of a master artwork of an orca whale. The artist is Vancouver’s Corrine Hunt, an artist of Komoyue and Tlingit heritage. In this way, no two medals are the same. Each medallist will receive a silk scarf printed with the full orca master work. The black-and-white whales frequent the waters off Canada’s West Coast.
Personally I don’t like them, it gives me a look of my plastic containers having weird waving patterns becaues of microwave heat or stove exposure otherwise every thing other than that is elegant and stylish.