Mother Earth is ready to cleanse. The natural shape is a circle, our cells are a circle, stars are a circle, the sun, the moon, the earth. The mothers womb is a circle... I don't believe we should be living in these squares." - Chief No Tribe, September 13, 2016
#1 She smiles after all that...
#2 VIMY - Not A Bystander
The 2017 Not A Bystander art project draws on community feedback and participation while focusing camera and canvases on the issues of anger, violence and bullying. Continued I started expressing my creative self as a kid with a box of crayons on my parents' basement walls and inside the pages of my grandfather's leather-bound encyclopedia collection. So my parents began to supply me with a steady stream of paper and pencils with which to draw and expand my creativity. In secondary school I studied commercial art and printing, and took extra courses to learn photography and produce short video features. In my twenties I learned to fly, earning a private pilot's licence, and moved to Edmonton from Toronto. In my 40s I hiked the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island 3 times and once to the Rose Spit on Haida Gwaii Island. Living in Edmonton I continued a career as a graphic arts craftsman operating mostly Goss high speed web offset newspaper printing presses, first for the Edmonton Sun (Photo) and finally with the Edmonton Journal (Video). I volunteered with Edmonton Community Theatre, painting sets and doing public relations. I now paint full-time combining art with the news stories I publish on YouTube. All social art that is displayed in public are for others to enjoy and are not for sale. Enjoy your freedoms!
The 2016 Fire and Rain art project was planned in 2015 following the news stories about wildfires that burned throughout Western Canada. The first painting was completed January 25th, 2016 and 23 more paintings followed throughout the year. Paintings were displayed and their stories shared.
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July 12, 2017, Rose Bed #ABLeg grounds
Freely sharing art and the stories behind them
First coat of paint applied Sunday July 8, 2017
Photographer Jonathan Wasiatycz captures a honey bee hovering over the rose bed.
2007 Civil Information Activism 2017
July 18, 2017: After my 113th outdoor art show at the top of the noon hour on the Alberta Legislature grounds I set my acrylic painting Vimy - not a Bystander next to the 150,000 Lego model of Vimy Ridge located inside the Federal Building. The 2017 Not a Bystander art project will be shown outdoors in public until December 20, 2017. After the last show the painting will be repaired, cleaned and framed and will be given as my personal gift to MLA Nicole Goehring for her service in public office. Nicole is the Provincial Government Liaison for the Canadian Forces. YouTube: Nicole Goehring on Declaration of Battle of Vimy Ridge Day