Unique Signs 2021 First Place

Dan Sawatzky
Imagination Corporation
Dan Sawatzky
Inkit Communications
Fort Good Hope, Northwest Territories
Materials and Methods:

Fort Good Hope commissioned Inkit in Yellowknife to source and coordinate the installation of the massive drum project. It was designed in Photoshop. Vector designs and cutting files were created using EnRoute Pro software. The steel was cut on a MultiCam plasma cutter and then welded and finished by hand. The drum was made from Corten steel and coated with a rusty patina to give it the appearance of an authentic drum. It travelled along winter roads before reaching its final resting place. The drum measures 5.9 m (19.6 ft) tall and 6 m (19.69 ft) across and helps mark the land of the K’asho Got’ı̨nę in the Arctic Circle. The project was led by Ne’Rahten Development, the business arm of the Yamoga Land Corp., with support from the territory’s Growth and Recovering by Investing in Tourism fund.