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.
Corydon Avenue & Daly Street
These two traffic controller boxes were painted by Michel St. Hilaire in 2010 with sponsorship by Corydon Avenue BIZ. The boxes were replaced in 2013. Shown here is the view facing North. Original notes follow: === Michel Saint Hilaire's newest addition to the Corydon street scene has been painted on
the two traffic control boxes which are located in front of the Daly Mural, at Daly Street
and Corydon Avenue. The request by the Corydon Avenue Biz was simply to add a flare
to the dull green boxes and create another artistic element to the area.
This is a Michel Saint Hilaire original and is very much a style that is found in his
personal works. Saint Hilaire's fine art explores the prairie landscape. In addition to the
softness and fluidity of nature comes a layer of architectural elements and linear patterns
which suggests the invasive and transformative qualities brought on by humans.
Michel St. Hilaire: "I was influenced by the MTS building while I was painting the boxes
which is just across the street. It was a very spontaneous smaller piece of work!"