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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631 Montrose Street   

   This 2001 rendering on the South wall was done by Tiffany Seymour with sponsorship of Take Pride Winnipeg, Winnipeg Foundation and the City of Winnipeg. Ironically, the graffiti coating that was used on this wall to PROTECT the Mural had an adverse effect on the wall because the moisture from the inside of the unheated building got trapped in the wall with no way of escaping because of the coating. By 2008, the wall had deteriorated badly with sections breaking apart, and had to be redone. In the summer of 2008 it was repainted with a new butterfly-friendly design.

Original notes follow:

   Tiffany Seymour: "This is probably my favourite wall. It was really fun to do and a change from my other walls, and I got more into it! Artistically, I didn't really have help from anyone else. I think it went pretty fast, it was pretty much done in two weeks. I believe it was a stucco surface but it was pretty good to work on, for the most part. I went to the library to look up pictures of the milkweed plant and the monarch butterfly, which is what the community folks wanted on the wall. Then I drew it up to scale in a sketch."

"It was hot and I got sunburned! There were a lot of bees around but I didn't get stung."

Tiffany used several photo references for the monarch butterfly because she wanted to 'get it right' including the markings and the look of how they perch upon the milkweed plant. Seymour appreciated the help of the ladies in the community. There was one woman in particular who acted like the project coordinator who took her around and showed her live examples of milkweed, other vegetation and the butterflies. It was completed on July 25, 2001. Since it's completion, two additional and complementary walls featuring different species of butterfly have been added by the community group at that site (see 631 Montrose (2)& (3). The replacement Mural to this one may be seen at 631 Montrose (1) in the Murals section).