This utility junction box was painting in 1997 by local artist Jennifer Dobbin using oil paints. The subject is the official animal and plant of India, inspired by the now-closed East Indian restaurant located in the building (now a Tim Hortons).
Painted far before the City of Calgary utility box painting program, this installation was commissioned by the building owners but considered graffitti by the City. The building owners defended their commissioning of the work and the art was allowed to remain once an anti-graffitti sealant was placed over the painting.
Location: SW corner of 1204 Kesington Road NW next to parking lot
Completed: 1997 (est.)