We had the great honour to design and create the inaugural Together Against Poverty Society (TAPS) Firebrand Award, recognizing social justice leaders who go above and beyond in our community.
We engraved the cedar flame with the winner's name and the date. A larger cedar flame is given to the winners to take home, while the main award remains at the TAPS office.
The award is composed of a plaster cast fist surrounded by cedar flames, which is engraved with the winners' names. The fist belongs to Valda, a long standing volunteer at TAPS.
Using dental alginate we created a negative of the fist that we could pour the liquid plaster in to. Once the plaster hardened, we peeled away the alginate to reveal the finished replica of the fist.
Congratulations to the 2016 winners, Jasmine MacAdams and Cathie Boies Parker, two lawyers championing advocacy in the defense of homeless rights.