Friday, 13 December 2019

WE SINK


"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." Catholic Woman prays for our leaders to be blessed, Alberta Legislature outdoor art show, 2019.

"We are not even taking care of each other" - Chief No Tribe 

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

Monday, 11 November 2019

WE SWIM



"Canada Remembers" November 11-13 Alberta Legislature grounds

Thursday, 26 September 2019

WE RISE


2019-09-22 All Faith candlelight vigil Alberta Legislature 

Thursday, 15 August 2019

WE MEET





Extinction: The Alberta Legislature has no dome, featured here on a cartoon I created early in spring depicting the weekly climate strike and yellow vest protests in front of the Alberta Legislature. Painted from the vantage point of Herman Poulin's 10-foot tall bronze monument “Service through Christ” on the same day of the Notre-Dame de Paris fire April 15, 2019. 

The Holocene extinction, otherwise referred to as the sixth mass extinction or Anthropocene extinction, is an ongoing extinction event of species during the present Holocene epoch as a result of human activity. This large number of extinctions spans numerous families of plants and animals, including mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and arthropods. With widespread degradation of highly biodiverse habitats such as coral reefs and rainforests, as well as other areas, the vast majority of these extinctions are thought to be undocumented, as the species are undiscovered at the time of their extinction, or no one has yet discovered their extinction. The current rate of extinction of species is estimated at 100 to 1,000 times higher than natural background rates. The Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services published by IPBES in 2019 posits that roughly one million species of plants and animals face extinction caused by anthropogenic impacts. Wikipedia Continued...  

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Monday, 29 July 2019

RED BLACK WHITE YELLOW

Sideways
Was inspired  Saturday morning July, 27 2019 while walking to the Alberta Legislature for a day of painting. Along the way I saw a red man (panhandler) yelling at almost everyone it seemed walking by in front of the 7-11 on Jasper avenue and 104th street. A black man toting a luggage bag came out of the 7-11 and the red man asked him for money. The black man declined so the red man began to yell at him too. The black man responded by gesturing to the red man with his middle finger and this agitated the red man to jump up and yell at the black man "GO BACK FROM WHERE YOU CAME FROM!" challenging the black man to fight. The black man fled having no interest in fighting while the red man kept yelling...

Saturday, 20 April 2019

TROUBLE MAKER

The Legislature has no dome 


As this painting was in the planning stages earlier in the week, news broke of an 800-year-old cathedral Notre-Dame in France suffered severe damage from fire.





Sunday, 14 April 2019

THE COMING STORM



Red woman, troublemaker
(red apple)


WATER IS LIFE IN A PLASTIC BOTTLE
"Mother Earth is ready to cleanse. The natural shape is a circle, our cells are a circle, stars are a circle, the sun, the moon, the earth. The mother's womb is a circle. I don't believe we should be living in these squares." Chief No Tribe, 2016 Fire and Rain art project

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

FIRE AND RAIN


2016 Fire and Rain BANNED art collection
Focused on Alberta wildfires and flooding

Wildfire - January 2016, next to Edmonton City Hall's ice rink

Three Trees by the Premiers Office - March 1, 2016
First Day Painting after art ban lifted 

Wildfire

Wood Buffalo Wildfire - Alberta Legislature Art Show and Tell
Gift to NDP MLA Anam Kazim, noon hour May 3, 2016

Fort McMurray - The Beast, 5 PM May 3, 2016

Fort McMurray Surreal - Doors, Jack Bush has anxiety attack

Photo: Honeymoon in Jasper National Park
Jasper Park, excelsior creek wildfire aftermath 

NBC Reporting on the Alberta's Wildfires - Oil-Sands Shutdown

The Great Escape - Fort McMurray Wildfire

Queen Elizabeth Park wildfire 6 weeks later
(Gift to Julie Franz)
El-Nino , La-Nina 2016
(Re-Painted Over)

North Saskatchewan River Rising - Edmonton Queen
(Re-Painted Over)

Fire and Rain Outdoor Old Strathcona Art Show and Tell

Six Painted White Roses I Gave to Friends and Foes
3 paintings of pink and red roses were added and given away

Alberta Legislature Art Show and Tell with 6 white rose

 #AbLeg Former Forestry and Agriculture Minister Oneil Carlier
Supported my first day picketing for freedom of expression 

Alberta Legislature Fire Hydrant
(Re-Painted Over)

Outdoor Alberta Legislature art show and tell

Fire and Rain - Circles and Squares

I am a man, on guard for thee
(Alberta Sheriffs) 

On Guard For Thee (Alberta Sheriffs) 


The Crumpling Umbrella
#Alberta #Wildfires #Flooding
2016 Fire and Rain Art Project - Blog





Water and Oil is Life Non Violence, November 2016. The (Hon) Jason Kenney
Painted on location while following an anti pipeline protest inside Sir Winston Churchill Square.