'She smiles after all that...' Focus on Anger, Violence and Bullying. March 30, 2017 - April 2019
2007 Civil Information Activism 2020
"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, "Art is Freedom"
Alberta Environment, Social and Political climate extremes. December 21, 2018 - December 20, 2019
'The Poet, the Judge, We First Nations, Métis & Inuit' March 2015
"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
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
"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, Sept. 13, 2016
Earth, Wind & Fire
Truth & Reconciliation, Listen
Listen art project
1924-2014 art project
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 to draw with to help 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 license, 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. I continued a career as a graphic arts craftsman operating mostly Goss high-speed newspaper printing presses, first for the Edmonton and Toronto Suns, and finally with the Edmonton Journal. I volunteered at Walterdale Community Theatre, painting sets, and doing public relations. Now retired, I continue to paint and share my art with family and my community, the stories my art represents. Each day I try to remind myself that the change I want to see in this man made world, good and bad begins with myself. Faith, do good and be humble are my daily reminders as I take on my day and express my freedoms. Thanks for visiting.
I don't sell my art, I give my paintings away or paint
over them for new art projects.
Art is freedom.
2020, 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
Urban Art Renewal
City Kiosks Posters & News Pickets.
Winter, Snow Angel HeARTs
"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, Alberta Legislature outdoor art show, 2019.
Wear red as we go marching, Rome is burning
2020-07-30 Freedom to Express & Listen art project: PROGRESS (v.a.) (d.b.)
Active Citizenship, Free News Sharing & Social Artistry
Fire and Rain
She smiles after all that...
Man has flaws, man loves power. Everything is man-made. v.a.
Current Art Project: My 2020 Freedom to Express & Listen art project was inspired while Chicago Exploring July 5-8 2019, MCA Virgil Abloh's 'Figures of speech' and by the Intuit Art Center art display of outsider, intuitive art of Henry Darger and others. The purpose of my project is to answer the question "is the Alberta Legislature an honourable place", posed to me by Speaker Nathan Coopers Sgt-At-Arms Chris Caughell after he and his staff banned me from the public gallery for wearing my art on a t-shirt after they received a complaint from the press gallery. I continue to freely express myself with paintings, posting posters around Edmonton and doing news pickets outside the Alberta Legislature while wearing my own line of designer t-shirts. Halfway through my project I'll focus more on the listening aspect to help answer the Sgt-At-Arms question. Currently Canada's Bill of Rights & Freedoms reads Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Press is guaranteed for all Canadians. The former Sgt-At-Arms said Canada's Charter rights and freedoms don't apply at the Legislature while he's in charge.
Mission: Do good, be humble and respect people, property of the rule of law.
2016 Art is Freedom Picket Placard 38 Days Protest 2017