"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., "Let's 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,
The Poet, the Judge, We First Nations, Métis & Inuit, March 30 2015.
1924-2014 art project: Lawren Harris and A.Y. Jackson traveled from Ontario to Alberta, Jasper to paint. 1924 marked the opening of the (AGA) Art Gallery of Alberta. I spent a lot of time inside the AGA drawing, honing my creative skills, and rebuilding my confidence to paint again. YouTube
2019 More Circles than Squares art project
Truth & Reconciliation, Free to Express & Listen, 2015
Fire and Rain art collection, 2016
2017 Not a Bystander
Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park, Alberta, 2014
August 10, 2013, Outside the gates of the Edmonton Folk Fest, painting a rocket launcher over the folk singer's ukulele. Art Shows & Tell: 2017 NDP Alberta Legislature, 2019 UCP caucus photo, 2020 Alberta Legislature grounds. 'Bruce Cockburn' Original 2000-2001
2020 urban art renewal on dilapidated Edmonton city kiosks
'9 Afghan boys gathering firewood 2013' art show & tell
2019 More Circles than Squares art project. An art study of the Alberta Government and the protests outside relating to the environment, social and political climate extremes.
2017 Not a Bystander art project. Creating art that responds to anger, violence and bullying. Following 2 days of surveys it was determined to respond with this art project using positive images that promote hope and healing. Vimy, not a bystander and NHL hockey fan violence.
2016 Fire & Rain art project. Focused my camera and canvases on the wildfires & floods in Alberta. It challenged me to defend my own personal right to freedom of expression, free speech & free press, producing 24 paintings and showing that art in 160 public art shows.
"If it quacks like a magpie, it must be."
"When we love ourselves it is in convent upon us to love everyone around us and to do good. I pray for Canada, I pray for peace, I pray for unity and I pray for leaders with compassion with the drive to bring unity today and forever." Woman prays for our leaders to be blessed. October, 2019 More Circles than Squares 'The Legislature has no dome'
"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 art show 2017.
"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
Wear red as we go marching, Rome is burning "When I first looked at it, it reminded me of Notre Dame Cathedral burning. It also reminds me of some of Van Gogh's paintings. If we are burning now, like Notre Dame, we will rise better and stronger." - Marg McCuaig-Boyd, 2020
2017-2019 Intuitive art 'Trouble maker, the coming storm' began in the fall of 2017 next to Alberta's Premier Rachel Notley's office, outside on the Alberta Legislature grounds. The painting depicts a homeless person (trouble maker) shaped like an eagle's head, wearing a multi-colored robe. Completed in the summer's 2019 next to Premier Jason Kenney's office, the floating orbs might now be seen as COVID19 (the coming storm is now upon us) with economic collapse that followed worldwide. 2017 YouTube
'Trouble Maker, the coming storm'
Designer summer t-shirts,caps & winter toquesof Alberta
'Climate Strike' Alberta loves oil and gas
2007 Civil Information Activism 2020
Alberta Legislature 2019 'Climate Strike' The 4 placards alongside the Legislature's reflection pool depicts the colours of the medicine wheel, human kind surrounded by Wind, Fire and Rain. The heart on the Legislature tree represents another political paradigm where Albertans love oil and gas.
Art is freedom
No Sale, d.b. online gallery
The world has changed2021 MistyHeARTprojectThe world is manmade
2020-10-20: This is the second time this year the Alberta Government, during a COVID19 pandemic, has cut off Albertans who enjoy the Legislature grounds, access to public washroom facilities leaving Alberta taxpayers their families to come up with alternative solutions when nature calls. Last spring, the first closure was when porta potty rentals, equipped with hand sanitizers, mysteriously disappeared from the grounds for days. The Ministry of Infrastructure was quick to respond within hours to my first picket. This time its been a week since the Government closed public washrooms with no porta-potty's replacing them.