Saturday, 30 September 2023

September's Peace, Police, Truth, Reconciliation, Art Shows, Tell & Listen

2021-2023, The Grande Theatre, Democracy.

Hoop, Song, and Pressured 2023-09-29

2019-2021, The Legislature has no dome. Unity.

Day 1 painting The Legislature has no dome, Unity.
April 15, 2019, Behind The Service Through Christ,
The day of the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris fire.


Wear Red as we go marching; Rome is burning.

Tree Of Life, on the backside of...

2019, Sideways

2021, Mary Simon & the Orange Flower.

v.a Red Zipper Tie d.b

September 2023, I Can't Breathe, Blood Tears

RESET (The Box), Trees Do Talk.

2021, Broken Tree, Broken Families

On Guard For Thee

Acrylic on canvas. On Guard For Thee, Pillar Of Strength Tile, my gift of art to a remarkable EPS Constable, from downtown central division for aiding an angry homeless man, found lying on the in the middle of 100 Avenue and 102 Street, in front of My Brother's Keeper Inn. He yelled, swore and tried to kick the officer serveral time but the police officer calmly stayed with the injured man until EMS arrived. The policeman helped walk the man to awaiting ambulance, and it was afterwards I shook his hand, said thank you and gave him my painting.
September 26, 2016, Day 5, painting my 22nd painting, "On Guard for Thee," during my 117th outdoor art show and tell. With this painting, I wanted to express my appreciation to the Alberta Sherriffs who defended my freedom to express myself with art at the Legislature.


On the backside of 'On Guard For Thee, An abstract was added as a historical reminder of the Memphis sanitation strike, citing years of poor treatment, discrimination, dangerous working conditions, resulting in the horrifying deaths of Echol Cole and Robert Walker, who were crushed inside a garbage truck. Over a thousand black sanitation workers walked off the job in protest and were met with clashes by the city police. They all carried picket signs that read I am a man...

2016, On Guard For Thee, I Am A Man

My cut-up technique is cutting an uncut video into pieces with spoken words and images overlapping. It becomes a form of art similar to the cut-up technique (or découpé in French) in which a written text is cut up and rearranged to create a new reader. The concept can be traced to the Dadaists of the 1920s, but it was developed and popularized in the 1950s and early 1960s, primarily by writer William S. Burroughs. Sourced: Wikipedia Cut-Up Technique. 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. 2017, Venezuelan Woman, Alberta Legislature Art Show & Tell and Listen Featuring My Social Art Project, Not A Bystander to Anger, Violence, and Bullying.


Rare White Bird Gallery

Sketch studies are not what my eyes see but what my heart understands.

Norval Morrisseau's  Blood Tears, sketch study.

33:00, Caress, 0:33 Chew, Today's 50-minute QuickDraw inside the Art Gallery of Alberta, later CorelDraw. Between Things: Alberta Ceramics


Fruit On Sale From The Tree of Life, 2023-09-09.

2 Sketchs by Alexis, 9 and Doug 68. CorelDRAW

2023-09-24, Painter's Notes, ob·liv·i·ous to reality in a world of fiction. This #september11th 2023, I brought back from the deep archival mind of my creativity a cartoon character I invented over 50 years ago. The Union Foraged-capped Fred Vanderhook. Fred may very well be my alter ego, who, when he first appeared on drawing paper, had a son like mine, Paul Oliver, in a fictional life named Wolfgang Vanderhook. Wolf, a hippy kid from the 60s who pumped gas at a filling station in Toronto, has yet to reappear. Stay tuned for Wolfie next to his father, Fred, in the coming weeks. A lot has changed in the real world in 50 years for me with my 3rd marriage, 4 kids, and 2 grandkids. Side note: Fred smokes in this toon because I smoked when I created Mr. Vanderhook. I quit at age 26 when a carton of cigarettes sold at the front counter of Safeway for $6.99 here in Edmonton. I smoked a pack of Export A a day, nonfiltered when I invented my cartoon Fred, which was inspired in part by Sad Sack, an American comic strip and comic book character created by Sgt. George Baker during World War II. British comic strip Andy Capp, created by cartoonist Reg Smythe, has been seen in the Daily Mirror and the Sunday Mirror newspapers since 5 August 1957, and the wartime Kilroy was here, created by unknown.

2023-09-12, Chilean artist, Guillermo Bastias Moreno's political cartoons was on display this month inside Edmonton City Hall, representing the September 11, 1973, Chilean coup d'état.
The takeover of the government ended a 46-year history of democratic rule in Chile. In June 1975, Pinochet announced that there would be no future elections in the country. Although the U.S. Government was initially pleased by the coup, concerns mounted about the new regime's reported violations of human rights. Office of the Historian.

The freedoms which had been so hard won from colonial domination were being crushed by Soviet-inspired and funded military and political forces. Their clear intention was to deprive the people of their democratic freedoms. As history shows, this is what had happened in the Soviet Union and in Cuba, and continues to be the case in other parts of the world. General and Chile's Dictator Augusto Pinochet


Rare White Bird Gallery

Thank you, Brian, and the Staff of the Alberta Legislature.

For Such a Time as This - Looking Back, Moving Forward, in the Moment

August 1, 2022, LISTEN Label wear Broken Tree, T-Shirt.
2022, Abstracts of Light and Shadows art project

Two Scorpions with 2022, Thanks for the Ride, (Hon) Rick Wilson

Two Proud Dads, Thanks for the ride! Art Show & Tell and Listen

2019-2023, Circle, Square, Hands Up Art Show & Tell and Listen

2021-2023, Dumpster Diving Collection

Violet King Henry Plaza, No New Normal
From 2021 to 2023, leading up just before the Alberta provicial election that saw the United Conservative Party win a second majority term in public office, 7 people altogether added paint to this Violet King Henry Plaza, No New Normal canvas, including the first unknown painter who tossed this partially painted circles on the top right hand corner and 3 other blank dollar store canvases into a garbage dumpster. A friend retrieved them and later dropped them off at Eastgate, where I was picketing next to the Alberta Legislature. With art supply stores closed, these dollar store canvases came in handy for me during the COVID19 lockdowns when all I could do was repair and add more paint to the backs and fronts of my paintings hanging or in storage from home.

The loyal opposition leader added the first coat of paint, NDP orange.

I later covered the NDP Orange with a dome using dark blues.

Art Show & Tell, and Listen: Adam Gayle, pictured holding a Canadian flag, walked across Canada gathering signatures and messages for Houselessness, Murdered, and Missing. Adam did not add any paint to the front of my community painting, Violet King Henry Plaza, No New Normal, but wrote a personal letter of encouragement on the back. Altogether I invited 6 people to add paint and messages during art shows in the plaza and political rallies by the Legislature. The Loyal Opposition leader Rachel Notley said the first coat of paint, NDP orange, under the dome in 2021 on her 57th birthday, political activist and artist Suzanne Daley added musical notes, and in 2023, I said 'They Sang Songs of Freedom O'Canada' next to Suzanne's musical notes. Pastor, Politician Artur Pawlowski later added 'For such a time as this, Esther 4:14' using a magic marker, and a younger man named Chase was invited to add the final message 'Christ is King' in Violet King Henry Plaza, by Prospects Point, where I enjoyed painting outdoors doing most of my art shows over the past 10 years.

In China, life is like a river.

Hare Krishna, Jesus Christ, Edmonton Oilers 

Hineni, I am here, Gift to Hanny

911, Red or Blue Pill knowL·edge

Next to this beautiful willow tree, I'll never forget you...

Zackary Kristopher, Joanne Ghostkeeper, and Virgil Abloh

Figures Of Speech, Chicago 2019, Intuit Center,