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
#2 Vimy-Not a Bystander: Painted early morning April 9, 2017 inside Sir Winston Churchill Square. Completed April 11 next to the Alberta Legislature. Promised to MLA Nicole Goehring.
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. This art was banned 3 times from public shows by officials with the Alberta Government and threatened police action by a City employee.
2015-120 2016-160 2017-201
Art Shows, Demonstrations and Pickets since March 2015
"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, our freedom", ... Continued: Get Up, Stand Up For Your Rights!
Free News Sharing & Social Artistry
#3 9 Afghan Boys Gathering Firewood
Freely Expressing Art by our Alberta Legislature Gardens 🍁Canada 150
Paintings are not for sale, but are donated to charity, given away as gifts or painted over for future social art projects.
I'm presently seeking part time work offering my unique skills of social artistry and news reporting.
Gift to elder Wilson Bearhead for his wisdom and advice.
2007 Civil Information Activism 🍁📢2017
'Athenian lawmaker Solon decreed it a crime for any citizen to shrink from controversy'
John F. Kennedy - Address before the American Newspaper Publishers Association, April 27, 1961
Promised to Sogand Zakerhaghighi
The Hockey Non-Violence Jersey was added as part of the 2017 Not a Bystander art project that focuses camera and canvases on anger, violence and bullying. It's purpose is to promote public dialog to help find solutions to counter violence and bullying after hockey playoff games. Edmonton hockey fan says she was punched for wearing San Jose jersey' Global News 'young San Jose Sharks fan was bullied at Edmonton Oilers game' Global News No one wants to see headlines like these in the City of Champions.
City of 🍁📢'Non(Fan)Violence' Champions
'I never go out at night after a game' - Female hockey fan