Artist: James Culleton
Medium: Acrylic paint, Steel
Location: North American Lumber. 309 Bond Street
This mural features blind contour drawing – a drawing exercise where an artist draws the contour of a subject without looking at the paper. The colours used in the mural were the business colours of the former North American Lumber, one of the longest-running businesses in Transcona (1912-2018). The finishing touch is a couple of steel bird silhouettes mounted to the top of the building. James Culleton is a Winnipeg artist whose work can be seen across the city, including Manitoba’s largest mural– “The Birch Tree Forest” on the back of Club Regent Casino.
Information provided by the Transcona Museum