Friday, 20 May 2022

Everything is Politics, Everything is HeART, #AbLeg Citizen Free Press

2021, Worship Hare Krishna, Jesus Christ, Edmonton Oilers

T H E  C O M I N G  S T O R M 


2017, 2019 Trouble maker the coming storm. This painting was completed weeks before COVID19. The man wearing a multicoloured robe is likened to the bible's Joseph sleeping under a tree. Fire, a storm of orbs, a broken-away eagle's head is sheltered under a bush, a sleeping homeless man.
April 30, 2019, Jason Kenney, First Day as MLA 
April 15, 2019-2021, The Legislature has no dome, UNITY
"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." 2019, Catholic Woman prays for our leaders to be blessed, Alberta Legislature, Art Show & Tell. The Legislature has no dome, Unity. Community Painting, dozens of hands young and old added flowers to the base of this painting.
Wikipedia: On 15 April 2019, just before 18:20 CEST, the Notre-Dame de Paris fire broke out beneath the roof of the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris. By the time the structure fire was extinguished, the building's spire had collapsed, most of its roof had been destroyed, and its upper walls were severely damaged. Painter's notes 2019-04-15: I set up my easel behind Herman Poulin's Service Through Christ catholic statue facing the Alberta Legislature and began to paint.


2019-04-15, The Legislature has no dome, Unity

Top Story, Jason Kenney Steps Down as Leader

Outside the Alberta Legislature
NDP Janis Irwin & Friends Bully Choose Life Rally
Say's "I'm Getting Tired Protesting This Shit!"

Choose Life, on the backside of 

The Counter Protester, (Hon) Janis Irwin

Inside the Alberta Legislature

2016, $2 Dollar Store Picket to Shame The Man

2017 Picket Placard Messages from my supporters: "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., "Lets 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" - Doug Brinkman
2020 - 2022, Weekly Freedom Rallies outside the Alberta Legislature 

2016, Everything is Art, City & Province Bans Art. 
6 Day Picket, Province Lifts 3 Bans, 32 Day Picket City Apologizes.
5 Years Alberta Government, Corporate News Deny Citizen Free Press

Everything is Democracy, The Media Denies Free Press
Spoiling My Ballot Picket, No Free Press inside The Alberta Legislature
Outside the Legislature, Edmonton, Treaty 6
Democracy Get In The Game, with Kaycee Madu's Bill 52 Recall Act

2021, City Council & Mayor Sohi Defund The Police when Crime Goes Up!
2022, February Black History Month, RECALL SOHI 13 Day Test Picket

Edmonton Bus Drivers are City Champions!

Democracy Get In The Game!

Isolate Corporate News Media Misinformation

2007 Civil Information Activism, respects people, property, and the rule of law. 2022

Former NDP House Leader Brian Mason understood the value of Citizen Free Press

2020 Freedom to EXPRESS & LISTEN Art Project
Counters 2019 Alberta Government Bans Art on my T-shirt
During Spring Session 2019, this image was banned from being worn inside the Alberta Legislature after the Sergeant-at-Arms office received a complaint from a single female reporter sitting in the press gallery. I was also banned that day for using American Sign Language in the public gallery.  I was bullied and scolded by the in-my-face Sergeant-at-Arms, surrounded by his LASS staff, and asked "Is this not an honourable place?" I took this as a challenge to my right to freedom of expression and freedom of the press and created a line of Speakers Banned Speech and Wear, designer, labeled T-shirts, baseball caps, and Toques of Alberta, inspired by Chicago's Virgil Abloh's Figure of Speech to help answer Chris's question. During a Canada Day week outdoor art show and tell at Prospects Point, inside Violet King Henry plaza, both Chris, Tom and I negotiated a truce and the t-shirt ban on my art was lifted.   
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 also of some of Van Gogh’s paintings. If we are burning now, like Notre Dame, we will rise better and stronger." - Marg McCuaig-Boyd, 2020, Former NDP Energy Minister.
2019 Government Bans Art worn on T-shirts
2020, The Speakers Banned Speech & Wear

Designer T-Shirts, Caps & Toques of Alberta
2021, Alberta Government Lifts Ban on my T-shirts
Freely Awarded to MLAs & Freedom Fighters Alike

 Point of Order - Art is Freedom!

Herman Poulin's Service Through Christ, statue


March 2016, Wildfire, Democracy Flames Jersey #2

2020, George W. Bush and Jason Kenney

May 3, 2016, Wildfire, Noon, the (Hon) NDP Anam Kazim receives the first gift of art.
At 4 PM Evacuations begin in Fort McMurray

The Alberta Government Banned my art project, the 2016 Fire and Rain free press art project 3 times that year. On my final 2016 Fire and Rain art show & tell, the City of Edmonton threatened me with police action for showing one of my paintings from my 24 painting collection titled Fort McMurray the Great Escape. In total, I protested the Alberta Government and City of Edmonton 38 days with 4 news pickets informing Albertans of the City and Provinces injustices inflicted towards me and others, our right to Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Press, as guaranteed by the Charter for all, not some Canadians. The Alberta Government lifted the ban, thanks to Alberta Sheriffs in part, who defended my rights while the City of Edmonton waited 32 days to respond to my protest in front of City Hall. They apologized in March 2017 but claimed the City Manager who threatened me with police action now fears me while my former Edmonton Center City Councilor Scott McKeen called me a trouble maker. The following year I started my 5th social art project 2017 Not a Bystander that addressed Anger, Violence, and Bullying as I endured by both  Alberta Government and City of Edmonton officials for freely expressing art in the streets and public squares of Edmonton. Quote: Get up, Stand up for your rights! Bob Marley. Jamaican singer, musician, and songwriter. Considered one of the pioneers of reggae.

2016, On Guard for Thee

The Painter, 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 with which to draw and 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. Living in Edmonton I continued a career as a graphic arts craftsman operating mostly Goss high-speed web offset newspaper printing presses, first for the Edmonton and Toronto Suns and finally with the Edmonton Journal (Video). I volunteered at Walterdale Community Theatre, painting sets and doing public relations. I was laid off from my newspaper job in 2013 after 42 years and attempted to start a business Hawkeyi Media Inc with a grant from Alberta Works. It failed after losses, so I retired and now work freely as a social artist and citizen news activist now in my 15th year. Richard Douglas Brinkman, 67. 

2019, 2021, The Flower Harvest, Scream!

Rachel Notley & Freedom Fighter added paint...
Loyal Opposition Leader Rachel Notley adds NDP orange to the dome...

The Legislature has no dome, 2 dollar store picket sign
... the Freedom Fighter added a Freedom Song O'Canada below the dome
Non-Hockey Fan Violence, Keep it Clean, Have Fun!