Each year, we lose some good outdoor art in Winnipeg. For the year indicated, here's a last look at, a last goodbye to some of the artwork that has disappeared that year.


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1083 Selkirk Avenue   

This 2002 rendering in Honour of Seageant Tommy Prince was done by Tiffany Seymour, with sponsorship provided by Take Pride Winnipeg and The Seargent Tommy Prince Memorial Fund. The wall had deteriorated somewhat after being vandalized a couple of times; and on September 17, 2011 a new commemorative Mural was installed onto this wall; on top of the old Mural.

Original notes follow:

This project was a privilege and an honour for artist Tiffany Seymour to work on. Tiffany has a bit of a little personal connection to Prince family: her half brother and two half sisters are relatives of the Prince Family. Her rendition of the likeness of Tommy Prince, Canada’s most decorated aboriginal soldier, is remarkably good, especially considering that the photo references she was provided with were shadowy and in black and white.

Tiffany Seymour: “The client, Don Mackey wanted the native warrior figure to capture the honourable warrior spirit ancestrage, so that gave me the idea of having Sgt. Tommy Prince in the front and the native warrior figure behind him. Don would have liked a chief’s headdress on the warrior but realistically though the warrior wouldn’t wear that. We also put his badges in the corners of the scene. I used a projector to get the badges right. I didn't have access to a projector at the time so Tom Andrich was kind enough to let me use his. And I finally got to do my sunset (in an earlier project, Tiffany had proposed a sunset scene but the client preferred a daytime scene)!”