Monday, 18 September 2023

2016, Fire & Rain art project, Canada Wildfires, On Guard for Thee, 2023

(2015) 2016, Fire and Rain art project, 2023

August 26, 2015: Alberta Health Services has issued air quality advisories for areas from the U.S. border north to the Edmonton region because of smoke from wildfires in Washington state. The agency warns even healthy people may experience irritated eyes and throat and possibly shortness of breath. AHS says people with respiratory conditions may notice a worsening of symptoms and that children and the elderly are at higher risk of smoke-related illness. An air quality official says the smoke in the Calgary area is worse than cities with serious pollution problems such as Beijing and New Delhi. G&M

Wednesday, May 4, 2016: Tonight's sketch study inside the Art Gallery of Alberta is of Frederick Arthur Verner's 1882 Buffalo Stampede. Practice sketch for my 2016 Fire and Rain art project that focused my news camera and canvases on Alberta wildfires & flooding, ie The Fort McMurray wildfire, and eventually defended my individual rights and freedoms to freely express my art in public after being banned.

January 2016, Slave Lake Wildfire, May 2011

January 25, 2016 - First Fire and Rain painting
Painted next to the ice rink by Edmonton City Hall
2016, Fire & Rain art project 


160 outdoor art Shows & Tell and Listen. 
25 paintings and dozens of interviews on YouTube

May 3, 2016, Top of the noon hour Alberta Legislature, Prospects Point, Art Show, & Tell, with MLA, Ms. Anam Kazim, the first politician to receive a painting from this Fire & Rain art project collection, 2016, The Wood Buffalo Fire. This was my 4th painting since January I had painted for my project just before a wildfire surrounded the City of Fort McMurray causing 83,000 to flee their homes. I went home and painted, my 5th. of 25 paintings that year, Fort McMurray, The Beast. 
May 3, 2016, Fort McMurray, The Beast
May 3, 2016 5PM, I painted "Fort McMurray The Beast" for my 2016 Fire and Rain art project. This art project was originally inspired by the Globe and Mail news story that ran August 26, 2015 'Alberta Air Quality Worse than Beijing and New Delhi' My social art work continues to address the topic climate change and the effects it has on the planet with wildfires and flooding. 

2016, The Great Escape from Fort McMurray

2016, Fort McMurray Surreal

2016, Old Strathcona, Art Show & Tell and Listen. Walk for Values

160 Outdoor Public Art Shows & Tell, and Listen 2016.

2016, NBC Reporting on the Fort McMurray Wildfire, 2020, COVID19, two paintings joined together as one by the painter. Quantum mechanics predicts effects that are counter-intuitive and impossible to reconcile with our daily experience. One of the most intriguing examples of these predictions is that a pair of particles can be entangled. Stockholm University, Department of Physics.

Jasper National Park’s 2015 Excelsior Creek Wildfire

2016, I Am A Man, On Guard For Thee

Mother Earth is ready to cleanse. The natural shape is a circle, our cells are a circle, the stars, sun, moon, and the earth are circles. The mother's womb is a circle. I don't believe we should be living in these squares. Chief-No-Tribe, Sept. 13, 2016. Fire, Rain, Circle, Square.


2016, Fire, Rain, Circle, Square 

2016, I am a man, on guard for thee

2016, On Guard for Thee

2016, Water and Oil is Life, Non-Violence
The Final Art Project Painting of 25 Paintings Completed


I have a white rose to tend In July as in January; I give it to the true friend Who offers his frank hand to me. And for the cruel one whose blows break the heart by which I live, Thistle nor thorn do I give: For him, too, I have a white rose. José Martí, Poet, Political Theroist. 

September 14, 2020, Violet King Henry Plaza Rose Gardens Better Days.

Canada's War of 911 Retribution in Afghanistan.

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