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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1069 Selkirk Avenue (1)   

This 2002 rendering was by Tiffany Seymour. Sponsorship was provided by Seargent Tommy Prince Memorial Fund and Take Pride Winnipeg. It was lost in 2015 when the building exterior was renovated.
Original notes follow:

Tiffany Seymour: "The client wanted an aboriginal theme and I wasn't sure at first which direction to go in. I think I could have done a lot more with this ideally, but there were time constraints. The setting is at a powwow, and there is one central dancer; she is the center of attention, the focal point of the Mural. Everyone else in the scene is moving forward and dancing while watching the central figure."

"The initial premise which was approved was the sun, the eagle and the main dancer. I added all the other dancing figures around her as I was doing it but I wanted her to remain the main focus of it. I wanted to re-create visually the energy and spirit of a powwow. If I had had more time, I would have messed up the edges to create a blur of colours signifying action and motion."

"This was all freehand. The colours are similar to those in the Sgt. Tommy Prince Mural (see 1083 Selkirk Ave) since this wall was painted immediately after it using the same paint. I tried adding the colours of the Four Nations: red, white, yellow and black. I took some pictures when I was at a powwow before, so I went back and referred to them when I was contemplating how to dress all these figures! I mixed up the colours with a few different styles of dresses, like the jingle dress."

"The storeowners at Advance Plumbing was really nice to me, and it was fun working there."