She smiles after all that...
The 2017 Not a Bystander art project
The 2016 Fire and Rain art project
Art Shows, Demonstrations & Pickets
March 30, 2015 to December 12, 2017
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Not a Bystander
Freely Expressing Art on the Alberta Legislature grounds 🍁Canada 150
'The role of art is to inspire hope, it should be used for healing.'
Honorary lifetime member of UNIFOR
B.C./Alberta (Media) Local 780G
2007 Civil Information Activism 2017
YouTube Channel over 500,000 views and 1 million minutes watched
Spring Blossoms, Syrian man says thank you Canada! YouTube
Gift to elder Wilson Bearhead
Gift to Soma Farin Khan 'Don't be a Bystander'
Flowers 150, by the Legislature steps.
Do bears shit in the woods? YouTube Trouble Maker, Painted by the Premier Notley's office YouTube Painting during the eclipse YouTube Flower bed Alberta Legislature Photo 🍁 'O Canada' True North Strong and Free YouTube
Artist Bio Back Page
35 Years Celebrating Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms 🍁
🍁Get Up Canada, Stand Up For Your Rights! The 2016 Fire and Rain art project that focused my canvases and camera on wildfires of Alberta was banned 3 times on the Alberta Legislature grounds by officials, including the Legislative assembly's Sergeant-of-Arms. I was threatened with police action by a City of Edmonton employee on New Year's Eve for showing a single painting 'Escape from Fort McMurray.' I defended my rights by picketing both the Government of Alberta and the City of Edmonton. The following words were added to my placard by supporters.
"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" & "Free The Little Man/ART" - Doug Brinkman
Edmonton hockey fan violence and bullying survey. YouTube
Gift to MLA Rick Fraser Non-Violence YouTube
'A great credit to you & your professionalism.
Your work affirms our values.' Dr. Stephen Nicholas Xenakis American psychiatrist and military officer.
'I can calculate the motion
of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people' Isaac Newton
'Status quo, you know, is Latin
for 'the mess we're in'
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.
Gift to Leela Israel #bridgingthegap Palestine YouTube
Flower Power 🌻 All Lives Matter
Gift to my Wife Sarah, Radium Prarie
North Saskatchewan River 2017
To my grandson Thomas, Oil, January 2017 Aaron's Watch
Gift to my wife Sarah, Big Tree #AbLeg
Gift to Tristian, #AbLeg East Gardens
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My 2016 Fire and Rain art project was verbally banned 3 times by the Alberta Government officials. Art was said to be inappropriate on the Alberta Legislature grounds said Sgt.-at-Arms Brian Hodgson, the Director of the Legislative Assembly Office's Visitor, Ceremonial and Security Services. From Feb. 2016 to Oct. 2017, I picketed and defended my right to freely express myself with art on the Alberta Legislature grounds until the issue was somewhat resolved this year. I continued to paint and show my art ignoring the bans, painting each month a total of 25 paintings in 2017 on the Legislature grounds. I did not sell art but gave my paintings as gifts.
🍁📢'#Israel #bridgingthegap #Palestine' painted by Doug Brinkman and guests - Inspired by #AbLeg Rally 'Hands off #Jerusalem' Sunday December 10, 2017. YouTube #bridgingthegap
The 2017 Not a Bystander art project