"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 mother's womb is a circle.
I don't believe we should be living in these squares." Chief No Tribe
Art is made for people to react. Having a position means what you are doing is needed and it is creating change. In the long term a lot of people are going to appreciate it. Venezuelan Woman, Alberta Legislature outdoor art show, 2017
She smiles after all that... Not a Bystander art project
Focus on Anger, Violence and Bullying
Civil Information Activism
Respect People, Property and the Rule of Law
"Freedom is important, especially today"-B.K., "True North Strong and FREE, a line straight from our anthem"- E.K., "Escape is freedom from judgmental civilians who should mind their own business - and help those /encourage them who try to get a happy lifestyle..." -A.C.R.L.W.-B, "Freedom is Honesty, Being Honest is Love"-C, "Free The Art"-W.C., "Freedom is our right. In any form express it with art. If art was a crime Leonardo would have been doing the time"-E.B., "Sovereignty is Freedom"- Dene Warrior, "Edmonton Ward 7 candidate"-S.P., "Lets make Edmonton the City of Art and Imagination"-D, Art is Expression, Freedom is Art"-V, "Keep Fighting to Speak your Piece"-N.R., "Freedom is my right as a human being..." - C.A., "Freedom, Art and Honesty"-M.M., "If freedom is the child, then understanding is the mother and determination is the father"- R.K.A., "Art is a way to express ourselves as an artist, and its not something that others can simply take it away from us"- Kevan Lyons “Poet of Churchill Square”. "Art is Freedom"- Love A.L., "自由" S.L., "Fight the power, art is freedom" - K.C., "Art is freedom"- A.A., "Freedom, art and honesty"- M.M., "Freedom is a Right" - M.O.S., "Freedom for All Canadians"- G.W. Edmonton Ward 10 candidate, "The choice is ours", "To be who we want to be"-J.U., "Freedom seems almost unachievable", "Live your life how you want to, with love in your heart" -J, "We stand together" - V, Art is Freedom - D.B.
Doug Brinkman: 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 and Toronto Suns and finally with the Edmonton Journal (Video). I volunteered at Walterdale Community Theatre, painting sets and doing public relations. I was laid off from my newspaper job in 2013 after 42 years and attempted starting a business Hawkeyi Media Inc with a grant from Alberta Works. It failed after losses so I retired and now work freely as a social artist and citizen news activist now in my 12th year. Married to S.M. Elliott In 1924, Lawren Harris and A.Y. Jackson went into Jasper’s wilderness, to document and paint its beauty. That same year marked the opening of the Art Gallery of Alberta. The gallery showcased exhibits that followed those artists’ journeys. I spent months there sketch studying thier works. In the of summer of 2014, I travelled to Jasper's wilderness, to paint its beauty the way they had done 90 years ago. YouTube: 1924
2014 -1924 art project
Lawren Harris and A.Y. Jackson
The Crumpling Umbrella Fire and Rain art project
Alberta's wildfires, flooding and defending freedom of expression
Art Shows, Demonstrations & Pickets
August 2014 - October 17, 2019
More Circles than Squares art project
Alberta Environment, Social and Political climate extremes.
The Poet, the Judge, We First Nations, Métis & Inuit
2015 LISTEN art project Truth and Reconciliation - Freedom of Expression
Social Art Projects
2016 Fire and Rain
2017 Not a Bystander
2018 Status versus Motion
2019 More Circles than Squares
2020 Freedom to Express and Listen
The high strangeness of reality: Who Is Eugene?
The Strange Story of the
Mummy of Sabina, Ohio
Swallowing The Camel
Facts + Logic = Truth
Satanic Panic and recovered memory
in the news
Status versus Motion art project
Citizen News, Views and Cartoons
Freedom to Express and Listen art project.
"Art must take to the road and risk all for the glory of adventure" Lawren Harris, Group of Seven
Active Citizen Doug Brinkman
Free News Sharing and Social Art
People Have A Voice
They Will Be Heard!
Greta Thunberg's Climate Strike
& Alberta Oil & Gas Convoy
Vivian Krause 'Over a barrel'
Documentary review by S.M.Elliott
Filmmaker Panel, Audience Q&A
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Art project inspired while Chicago Exploring July 5-8, 2019,
Alberta Climate Strike T-Shirt