Monday, 20 September 2021

Free press, my kind of art. Art is Freedom. Inuitive and community art

2021-09-17: First painting after the completion of my 2021 Misty HeART Project, 21 Paintings. #outsiderart #intuitiveart #communityart 3 men added paint to... Words associated with The Red Rose of September by Doug Brinkman. Stormy, woe, blight, beauty, season, freedom, worry, capitalism, extinction, wildfires, flooding, survival, the strong, the weak, life, death, anger, violence, hate & war. The final test of mankind before the storm. Free press, my kind of art project begins!

2021-09-17: First painting after the completion of my 2021 Misty HeART Project on Humanity and Legacy, September 13, 2020-September 13, 2021. Three men, Tony, Pete, and Doug over 3 days added paint to The Red Rose of September. Keywords: Stormy, woe, blight, beauty, season, freedom, worry, capitalism, extinction, wildfires, flooding, survival, the strong, the weak, life, death, anger, violence, hate & war. The final test of mankind before the storm.

I love hugs. The Grand Theatre Democracy, inspired by Albert Knobs, the newest #NDP talking point of the #LoyalPhotoOp. Seriously, I can't see Rachel Notley moving her office back into the Alberta Legislature next election nor do I want to see Premier Jason Kenney step down before his term. If he steps down, I'm betting on Leela Aheer becoming acting Premier. The first time I met Leela, was while outdoors painting mountains by the Legislature. She told me, don't put labels on myself, just be who you are. I've been hugged by two Ministers over my 15 years as an activist, Leela was one of them, the other, former NDP Education Minister David Eggen, he called me brother when he hugged... Both friends Rachel Notley and Leela Aheer are well-loved by their colleagues and staff at the Legislature. Both love art!

September 16 2013, Millcreek Ravine, first painting in 13 years
8 years ago, today September 16, 2013, I completed my first painting, after 13 years of not painting. This 16x20 was painted on location in the Edmonton River valley's Millcreek ravine was later given to my sister Kate, who lives in Kingston, Ontario. I don't sell my paintings; I give them away. September 13, 2021, Tend to Tobacco and Flowers, my gift to Elder Gilbert Cardinal. Gilbert teaches Alberta Government and staff First Nations culture. He gave me a yellow pouch with a white ribbon of tobacco in exchange.


80-minute sketch study of Jamie Black's REDress, inside the Legislature's Federal Building. There are nice washrooms and a gift shop open to the public from Thursday to Sunday, noon to 4 PM. You can book tours online at https://assembly.ab.ca

 More Sketch Studies


ATM REDress drum and round dance protest 
 

2021, I am REDress 
4 years ago today September 20, 2017, a sketch study is of Pat Nokamis's 'Tale of Turtle Island' Turtle Island is the name of North America. The story is shared by other Northeastern Woodlands tribes, notably the Iroquois. Pat's paintings were on display inside The Alberta Legislature's Borealis Gallery. Due to mask mandates and vaccine passports, I will no longer be visiting art galleries until COVID19 restrictions are lifted and sanity restored.

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