Sunday, 13 June 2021

Misty HeART Project Collection, Humanity & Legacy First 6 Months

2021 Misty HeArt project
Skaters on ice, started January 1, 2020, completed January 1, 2021
Alien News Media on the backside of Skaters on Ice. Painted by the press gallery door, February.
I am, red dress, pained by the front door of the Federal Building, March
Voltage Structure on the backside of 2016 (damaged) Wildfire, Legislature ice rink, March.
'George W. Bush and Jason Kenney' Misty HeART project's signature painting. 2020 -April 2021 
The Laughing planet on the backside of George W. Bush & Jason Kenney is the signature painting of this project. The momentous Violet King Henry plaza 4 painting collection follows and reflects upon the next 6 week period beginning late April, of humanity and the legacy of humankind's ailing social, physical, and mental state around the world affected by COVID19, economy, and war as I see it from here in Edmonton. It begins first with 'Violet King Henry #nonewnormal,' anti lockdown protests on the Alberta Legislature grounds and around the world, 'Worship' Oilers hockey superstar Connor McDavid, versus Jesus, Christ, religion, and sports, 'Hineni (Hebrew) I am here, refects the Palestinian, Israeli conflict and finally 'Life is a river' good times, bad times always changing. The first part of my project completed on May 27, 2021. June is the month of the summer solstice and when the second half of my art project begins...
The 'Laughing planet' on the backside of 'George W. Bush and Jason Kenney' April

 

Violet King Henry #NoNewNormal, Painted in the plaza. April 
The Honourable Leader of the Loyal Opposition Rachel Notley adds NDP orange to Violet King Henry #nonewnormal
2021-04-30 Alberta legislature thrilled a mom and her daughter added flowers ­čî║ to the legislature has no dome, at the top of the noon hour. Staying safe from Covid19, we socially distanced wore a mask and I offered hand cleaner. I first painted 'The Legislature has no dome' next to the Service of Christ next to the Alberta Legislature on the day of the Cath├ędrale Notre-Dame de Paris fire,15 April 2019. Flowers have been added along the base of the painting by children & parents each year in spring ever since.
Worship
Hineni, 'I am here'
Life is a river
Albert, wish you were here on the backside of the Legislature has no dome
UNITY, The Gods of Gods, Freedom' formerly 'The Alberta Legislature has no dome', painted on the day of the Cath├ędrale Notre-Dame de Paris fire, next to the Service Through Christ statute, April 15, 2019. Completed June 9, 2021, next to the Kamloops Residential School 215, children temporary memorial by the same statute. #outsiderart #communityart #intuitiveart YouTube
During the year I would give Kyle and Josh the Angry Albertan, news updates on Legislature washroom facilities.
Painters log 2021-06-13: Yesterday I congratulated Kyle, who has emceed freedom rallies since April 2020, outside the Alberta Legislature. Last year I informed Kyle, who is also a strong proponent of Civil Information Activism, that I would be hanging up my citizen news camera of 14 years, after failing to obtain #FreePress access into the Alberta Legislature. I gave him a rolled-up copy of Canada's charter of rights and freedoms I carried around with me 4 years during my press pass picket, given to me by a young University of Alberta law student and said 'I pass the baton onto you' Yesterday I congratulated Kyle again for his civil, steadfast work defending freedom and democracy, a true defender of freedom in Alberta.

 

Sunday, June 13, 2021, Yesterday, I briefly attended an anti lockdown rally (5 minutes) inside Violet King Henry plaza, where several rallies were in progress, including over the serious conflict in Myanmar. I walked towards the group who were preparing to protest the Government and shook hands with the organizer, my friend Kyle. I was not wearing a mask nor did I socially distance myself, but I felt protected after receiving two doses of the vaccine. After my brief meeting, I watched the rally and wore a mask from a distance, practicing social distancing. I'm sharing this today because I feel conflicted and now regret my actions, after 15 months of being steadfast in following the Government health rules and laws during the pandemic. It was a moment of carelessness and a lapse of judgment on my part and for that, I apologize to my wife, my family, friends, Dr. Hinshaw, AHS, (Hon) Shandro, Premier Kenney, and the community. This week, leading up to Solstice Summer, I will have completed 14 years of Civil Information Activism, citizen-free news, following news stories of protests like Saturdays. My collection of news work becomes my artwork. A recording of modern history set on canvas and shared with the community. Enjoy Freedoms, thank a veteran.UNITY, The Gods of Gods, Freedom by Doug Brinkman for Citizen #FreePress.
Untitled, incomplete, Kamloops #ResidentialSchools, 215 Children
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.

Friday, 11 June 2021

No free press exists inside the Alberta Legislature for the people as of yet

 

2021-06-11 Alberta Legislature: I hung up my news camera on March 1, after 14 years serving Albertans and my community with citizen free press, after failing to obtain a press pass into the Legislature. I had some unfinished business with respect to the (Hon) Kaycee Madu's Recall Act legislation, which according to Premier Jason Kenney last night, is expected to pass and receive royal assent next week. I will continue following the business inside the Alberta Legislature and help teach fellow Albertans, about the success that can be achieved with Civil Information Activism. My slogan has always been 'People have a voice, they will be heard!' As it stands today, no free press exists or is permitted inside the Alberta Legislature on behalf of the people of Alberta. The people will never have a voice inside the Alberta Legislature so long as Canada's corporate news media controls the news narrative in Canada.

2007 Civil Information Activism 2021

Don't Hate the Media, Become The Media! J.B.

Citizen Free News 

 

People have a voice, they will be heard! d.b

Monday, 15 March 2021

Remember those who serve(d), enjoy your freedoms. Duty, Service...

2021-03-16 My 2020 acrylic painting 'On guard for thee, where is the love?' (Pillar of Strength) was retired today and found a new home with the family of Alberta's Minister of Justice and Solicitor General & Deputy Government House Leader (Hon) QC Kaycee Madu with the help of Sarah a letter of thanks and my gratitude for his public service to Albertans. His staff gave us several books for Sarah and I.
Remember those who serve(d), enjoy your freedoms. 
2020 Alberta Legislature, gift to Teri, #BLM

2016 'On guard for thee', 
Gift to the Alberta Sheriffs. Duty, Service.

"... the Athenian lawmaker Solon decreed it a crime for any citizen to shrink from controversy." John F. Kennedy, Address to the American Newspaper Publishers, delivered 27 April 1961, Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York.

Monday, 15 February 2021

Largest protected boreal forest Kitaskino Nuwen├źn├ę Wildland gives hope

Kitaskino means "our land" in Cree and Nuwen├źn├ę means “our land” in Dene
 'Last of the Alberta Caribou' 2018 Status versus Motion art project

2021-02-12: I for one welcome the news of the Athabasca Oil Co. and Cenovus relinquishing leases to make way for the largest continuous area of protected boreal forest in the world, Kitaskino Nuwen├źn├ę Wildland provincial park in Alberta announced yesterday by Premier Jason Kenney, and Minister of Environment (Hon) Jason Nixon. Kitaskino means "our land" in Cree and Nuwen├źn├ę means “our land” in Dene. My 2018 painting 'last of the Alberta Caribou' was first painted as part of a series of paintings, all inspired by my 1924 - 2014 art project adventures to Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park 'Last of the Alberta Caribou was used to help me raise the awareness the need to address Alberta's woodland caribou serious decline in the Province, facing certain extinction if the Alberta Government and industries in the Province do not act. Both the woodland caribou and wood bison are identified as species at risk in the Alberta.

'The newly-expanded park will create more critical habitat for caribou and wood bison. This would not have been possible w/ out support from First Nations, including Mikisew Cree.' Minister of Environment Jason Nixon. Jason also tweeted thanks to the Athabasca Oil Co. and Cenovus for relinquishing leases in the area to support the park’s expansion. Alberta Government website

2021-02-11 Announcement

 Protecting boreal ecosystems in northeast Alberta – February 11, 2021

Artist Log: 2020 'Buffalo Eye' was inspired by the words "I see buffalo" spoken by an unemployed carpenter, homeless woman named Kara, also known by her street name Special K. Kara joined me in the spring of 2020, while I painted outside the circle of the burial grounds in the flats of First Nations and Settlers, north of the Walterdale bridge. It was also the time when Premier Jason Kenney tweeted "#Belikethebuffalo" during the start of the pandemic. 'Buffalo eye' is a re-paint over from another painting titled 'Walterdale Bridge project' winter of 2015 next to the construction site on the new bridge.


'Buffalo eye' painting is held together by 3 staples and layers of acrylic paint. It was given to (Hon) Jason Nixon in, spring of 2020 after we learned we both knew Kara, during an art show and tell, drum performance next to the Premier office on the Legislature grounds. Jason knew Kara from his years as executive director of the Mustard Seed, an organization that helps assist homeless folks throughout the Province. I shared with Jason Nixon that day "if we are to herd together as Premier Kenney suggests during this COVID19 pandemic and difficult economic times, then we must make sure that all Albertans get through this together unlike the plains bison and wood bison where populations were almost depleted to extinction in the early 18th. and 19th. century due to overhunting and the loss of its habitat. Jason accepted my gift and promised a coffee in his office once this COVID19 pandemic was over.

2020 Freedom to Express and List art project


2020, Be like the buffalo - Jason Kenney

Wear red as we go marching, Rome is burning, 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.
'If it quacks like a magpie, it must be!' 2020
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