"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.
The Crumpling Umbrella Fire and Rain art project
Alberta's wildfires, flooding and defending freedom of expression
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
Snow Angel He❤️ART
'Up to snow good'
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
Art Shows, Demonstrations & Pickets
March 30, 2015 - December 11, 2019
Active Citizenship - Free News Sharing Since 2007
Last of the Alberta Caribou
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
"Art must take to the road and risk all for the glory of adventure" Lawren Harris, Group of Seven
The 2020 Freedom to Express and Listen art project sets a course for me to continue into my 13th year as a civil information activist, bringing news and information to my community using art. This year I'll add a new feature of designer t-shirts while defending my right to freely express my news stories with art. In the summer of 2019 my wife Sarah and I went Chicago to explore art museums that included the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago where I discovered Virgil Abloh "Figures of Speech." Virgil's designer clothing inspired me to create my own line t-shirts I call 'The Speakers Banned Speech and Wear.' 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
“[we] come from nature.…There is an importance to [having] a certain reverence for what nature is because we are connected to it... If we destroy nature, we destroy ourselves.”– Edward Burtynsky. December 10 2014, 5 years ago today on Human Rights Day, Art Gallery of Alberta. My sketch study of one of the worlds most deadliest marble quarries located in Makrana Northern India - This 60 minute sketch was done in pencil.
Sketch Study Human Rights Day December 10, 2014, India's Death Pits
Sketching improves my creative skills, builds confidence and helps me understand my surroundings.
"Artistic freedom is complementary to press freedom"
Deelah Khan, Goodwill Ambassador