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.


Displaying Locations 328-332 of 387

         

   
65 St. Anne's Road   

This piece was painted by Mike Valcourt in 1998, with sponsorship by Old St. Vital BIZ and Take Pride Winnipeg. In early December of 2017 the building was demolished to make way for a new structure.
Original notes follow:

Mike Valcourt: "This was for SWAT Exterminators. If you're an exterminator, you exterminate pests. One of the natural predators is the owl. This is the Great Grey Owl, Manitoba's bird. The vantage point is from that of a mouse and the owl is swooping down upon you. There's also a Manitoba sunset. I did a lot of blending and tried to make it look good. I also tried to include a bit of a conservationist viewpoint: the forest is burnt out; it's not just winter, but blackened out. The owl's wingspan is actually greater than this, but I drew him with his wings not fully extended."

"I like the way I painted each individual feather on the owl. I like to take portions of my Mural and throw in tons of detail in there, so that looks good not only from far away but there's also smaller details that the walk-by traffic can appreciate. There are two chickadees sitting in the tree. You can see each individual branch and each branch has a blanket of snow on it, and that looks really good to me! I put in a little higher contrast so it stands out. You can tell it's just snowed because you can see the little pine needles and little twigs stuck in the snow. On the left side I've also painted little paw prints in the snow. This really represents my love and desire to paint nature that way."