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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807 Corydon Avenue   

This piece was rendered in 2003 by Sal Aysan who is also the building owner as a beautification project with no sponsorship of any kind. In 2014 it was painted over with a new Mural. Original notes follow:

Sal Aysan: "I have this same design on my coffee table in my home. I took a picture of it. The table itself is made of granite, it's an Eskimo piece and what I liked about it was that it was something that was Canadiana. Everyone does Murals of trains and homes and cattle and cars flowers heritage scenes. I wanted something different; something that was Canadiana. I consider myself a proud Canadian; very much so. I came to Canada in 1960 from Turkey. I met a Winnipeg born Lady and we raised three kids."

"I own these two buildings and I wanted to have something on my wall instead of people putting graffiti on it. I didn't approach anyone for funding because I totally feel that something done on your own building should be done at your expense. I'm very proud of it. I loved the design. I actually finished the design up last year but then I changed the colours and redid the whole thing. It did take me too long to do the rendering on the wall; just a couple of days in June."

"It something very simple and yet very effective, I think. I had to pick something simple that I could do. There's not too many colours, only two! And even if I made a mistake it wouldn't show too much. I certainly don't consider myself an artist. I'm not an artist at all! But as you can see in my store (an antique shop) I appreciate creations by humans and the work that goes into making one of these creations."