Alberta went down a road of commissioning acres of "heritage murals" a while back. Poor old Stony Plain was inundated by them. Spinning wheels, bearded progenitors, pinafores. It was enough to make you cough your sidewalk sale muffin into someone’s truck box. We have one of these pukerific things at the end of our block. "Historic Highlands" plastered all over the side of a former Safeway. Good grief, you can still smell the pits and farts of the guys who built this place, and already we’re building monuments to them.
Anyway, it’s time we stopped all this folk art guck. Can we please hire some artists for our public art?