Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Metal Canvas.

These cabinets are found in various areas of Saskatoon. They contain control equipment for traffic lights. The ones in the downtown area, on Broadway, and in a few other places have been painted by local artists with the permission of the city. This one, located on 4th Avenue, features a portrait of the late Tommy Douglas, who in 1944 became the Premier of Saskatchewan as head of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation party. The CCF thus became the first socialist party to form a government in North America.

1 comment:

  1. What is noticable about the painted cabinets is that on the whole they almost completely graffiti free, a stark contrast to cabinets which aren't painted.