Freely Expressing Art on the Alberta Legislature grounds¬†ūüćĀCanada 150¬†

Freedom of Expression
We are not as free as we are led to believe in Canada
She smiles after all that...  #Metoo
2017¬†Not¬†a Bystander¬†art project‚Äč
VIMY - Not A Bystander  Gift to Canadian Veteran Paul Franklin 
2016 Fire and Rain art project
Art Shows, Demonstrations & Pickets
March 30, 2015 to February 15, 2018
2015/120  2016/160  2017/240  2018/25
Phone 780.424.1538

Spring Blossoms‚Äč - Thank You Canada¬†YouTube
Leg. ground study - Gift to elder Wilson Bearhead
ūüćĀ150 -Flower Study:¬†Gift to Soma Khan¬†
Do bears shit in the woods?  YouTube
Magie sur toile  YouTube
Trouble Maker  YouTube
Allen' Ginsberg's Sunflower  YouTube
Gift to Kevin¬†Cafe Lavi,¬†ūüĆĽ Flower Power¬†YouTube
Painting during the eclipse  YouTube
Flower bed Alberta Legislature
Art Project Blog
Artist Blog
ūüćĀ 'O Canada'¬†True North Strong and Free¬†YouTube
¬†ūüćĀGet 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¬†(YouTube). I was later threatened with police action by a City of Edmonton employee on New Year's Eve for showing a painting from the Fire and Rain collection 'Escape from Fort McMurray.' I defended my right to freely express myself with art by picketing both the Government of Alberta and the City of Edmonton and won back my freedom. These words of encouragement were added by supporters from the 42 days of picketing.

"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 ‚ÄúPoet of Churchill Square‚ÄĚ.¬†"Art is Freedom"- Love A.L.,¬†"Ťá™ÁĒĪ" 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 against the City of Edmonton"¬†- D.B.
Gift to Rick Fraser,¬†ūüĆĽNon-Violence¬†YouTube
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 Aheer , Israel #bridgingthegap Palestine YouTube
All LivesūüĆĽ Nonviolence‚Ä謆YouTube
First Painting January 25, Edmonton City Hall's ice rink
Painting 'Fort McMurray -The Beast' May 3, home studio
Back Page Wapati Gallery
Honorary lifetime member of UNIFOR
B.C./Alberta (Media) Local 780G8

Veterans Left Out In The Cold Again
Archived Videos, Sketch Studies and Bio
Active Citizenship Since 2007
YouTubes, News Photos and Editorial Cartoons are Free to Share 
Art Project Paintings are Not For Sale but are Given Away or Reused for Future Art Projects
YouTube Channel - Free News Sharing 
People Have A Voice, They Will Be Heard!
ArtūüĆĽis Freedom
Clearing away some news  
media myths and barriers 
Doug Brinkman
For hire, bio back page
Social Artist ūüďʬ†Civil Information Activist
Painted On Location
From March 30, 2015 to May, 2017 this painting was shown freely with it's story shared to the public. The painting was used to defend free speech in Edmonton by those who shout, use bull-horns and loud speakers to express themselves. I used it to defend my own right to freely express myself with art in public after I was banned by Government employees.  I retired the painting as gift to Elizabeth Potskin.  
March 30, 2015: I did my first outdoor art show in the streets of Edmonton beginning in front of the downtown Shaw Conference where I was inspired to paint my first social art painting titled The Poet & the Judge, We First Nations, M√©tis and Inuit and ending my show on the Alberta Legislature grounds. After the closing of the Truth and Reconciliation Alberta National Event March 30, 2014, I published a YouTube 'Mom got her voice today' that featured Elizabeth Potskin reciting a poem with the Chair of the TRC Murray Sinclair standing behind her and encouraging the crowd outside the Shaw conference center to listen. ‚ÄčYouTube
#1 First public art show 
March 30, 2015 Free News Sharing YouTube
2015 The Poet & the Judge, We First Nations, Métis and Inuit art project
2014 'Mom got her voice today'
March 30, 2014 Free News Sharing YouTube
Alberta Air Quality Worse than Beijing and New Delhi, August 26, 2015  Globe and Mail
'Status quo, is Latin 
for the mess we're in.' 
Ronald Reagan 
Status v Motion
The 2018 Status v Motion art project

Brenda Draney 
AGA, Sketch Study
'Newton’s third law of motion tells us that every action has an equal and opposite reaction.
Pressmans log
My art tells a story... 
Some of the earliest evidence of human art suggests that people told stories with pictures. Civil Information Activism employs art as a ways and means to telling that story to the public while respecting people, property and the rule of law.
2014 Photo - Structure study of the Shaw Conference Center in preparations for 
The Poet & the Judge, We First Nations, Métis and Inuit, inspired by the TRC.
Freedom of Expression and the Alberta Legislature YouTube
Focus on anger, violence, racism and bullying Art project Survey
Hockey Jersey 
Added to the 'Not a Bystander' art project April 2017 during the Edmonton Oilers San Jose Sharks playoff series. News reports of fan violence and bullying began to surface.  The Oilers were eliminated the next round by the Ducks and have struggled ever since...
2007 - 2013 Edmonton Questions 9/11, 2001
9 Afghan Boys Gathering Firewood: 2000-2001, 2013, 2015
ūüćĀEDMONTON¬†- Canada is fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan in "retribution" for the 9/11 attacks that killed at least 3,000 people, including 25 Canadians, Defence Minister Gordon O'Connor said Jan. 21, 2007. Ottawa Citizen
March 3, 2011: KABUL, Afghanistan¬†‚ÄĒ Nine boys collecting firewood to heat their homes in the eastern Afghanistan mountains were killed by NATO helicopter gunners who mistook them for insurgents, according to a statement Wednesday by NATO, which apologized for the mistake.

The boys, who were 9 to 15 years old, were attacked Tuesday in what amounted to one of the war‚Äôs worst cases of mistaken killings by foreign-led forces. The victims included two sets of brothers. A 10th boy survived.‚ÄúWe were almost done collecting the wood when suddenly we saw the helicopters come,‚ÄĚ said Hemad, who, like many Afghans, uses one name. ‚ÄúThere were two of them. The helicopters hovered over us, scanned us and we saw a green flash from the helicopters. Then they flew back high up, and in a second round they hovered over us and started shooting.‚ÄĚ

The Seattle Times
By Alissa J. Rubin and SANGAR RAHIMI

Activist's Blog
With Canada's mission of 9/11 Retribution in Afghanistan it inspired the creation of a citizen's 9/11 truth movement of 30 people in Edmonton, the creation of Civil Information Activism and two petition drives to investigate the events of 9/11, 2001 in Canada.  Read in Parliament 2013 
Civil Information Activism - Citizen Free News
YouTube Channel: Over 1/2 million views since 2007 - Over a Million watched
When a News Story is Expressed Through Art

Omar Khadr The Man, The Law
A great credit to you & your professionalism.Your work affirms our values.
Dr. Stephen Nicholas Xenakis, American psychiatrist and military officer.