"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, 
Trouble maker, the coming storm, 2017-2019
The Judge and the Poet, We First Nations, Métis & Inuit, 2015
2016, Fire and Rain art project
She smiles after all that..., 2017
1924 - 2014 Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park
2000, no painting from 2001 until 2013 & 2015, 9 Afghan boys gathering firewood
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. Woman, Alberta Legislature Art Show & Tell, 2017.
Limited Freedom to Express summer t-shirts, caps & winter toques of Alberta
Inspired while Chicago Exploring 5-8, 2019 Intuit Art Center & MCA Virgil Abloh 'Figures of Speech'
Doug Brinkman, Bio and Contact
2021, Misty heART project (active)
I have no painting skills but painting outdoors seems like a 
great way to spend a day in Edmonton. Andrew Knack, 2021
Canadians are a mosaic, not a melting pot. A mosaic is a beautiful piece of art, a melting pot is something you dip bread in, melt cheese in.
Tariff Haymour, Alberta Legislature steps, 2012.


2007 Civil Information Activism 2021
Respect People, Property & the Rule of Law
2020, Freedom to Express & Listen art project
RESET (the box) 2020
Red light (suicide) back of ...
Circle Square, 2020
Wear red as we go marching, Rome is burning, 2020
Alberta Wildfires, 2016
COVID19, 2020
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, former NDP Energy Minister, 2020.
2019, More Circles than Squares art project
2019 Sideways
Anarchy, River Valley Joe, 2019
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, Alberta Legislature art show & tell, 2019. 
2018, Status versus Motion art project
2016 Fire & Rain art project, Alberta Government banned 3 times, City threatened police action
2017, Not a Bystander art project
2016, I am a man
On guard for thee, where is the love? 2020
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, North Saskatchewan River 2016.
Art is free, not for sale
Pesuta Shipwreck on Haida Gwaii
2021, Misty HeART Project
Humanity and Legacy

Ken Ku Kuo
Quach Quack
once told me
that in China
people know life
like a river.

Going down a river
you never know
what lies
around the 
next bend.

Sometimes 
water is fast 
moving rapids,
Very bad time,
hard at living.
Sometimes
the river is calm
very happy to be alive
but always 
changing

Sometimes good times,
sometimes bad times
but 
always 
changing.

North Vietnamese
co-worker
Edmonton Sun
Pressroom
1985
On guard for thee, 2016
What do you want to be when you grow up?
2021, Misty HeART Project
Humanity and Legacy
Can I share
my dream with you
of mountain peaks
sweet smell of dew
yesterday's gone ,
this world is used
soon there will 
nothing left to use

Ripples
on moonlit waters,
stars their dim-lit shine.
Wind sails softly over
This moment,
this space,
this time.

A magpie fly's high
and cry's out her song,
of the good times now
they are all gone.
Cold winds of winter,
they whisper to me,
of the changes
in the seasons,
the frost
on the tree
Ripples
on moonlit waters,
stars their dim-lit shine.
Wind sails softly over
This moment,
this space,
this time.

Winter flys by.
Spring won't be too long.
Ice world of color
will fade by the sun.
Sweet willows in May
they whisper to me
of the changes,
in the seasons
sweet flowers  
green leaves.

Ripples
on moonlit waters,
stars their dim-lit shine.
Wind sails softly over
This moment,
this space,
this time.
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