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

Thursday, 1 August 2019

OIL





The Yellow Winking Hotdog
"Artistic freedom is complementary 
to press freedom" Deelah Khan, Goodwill Ambassador



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

Trouble maker, the coming storm

Trouble maker, the coming storm
 Climate Crisis, Poverty, Homelessness, Isolation, Pandemic, Oil Price Crash and War
Intuitive, outsider art: I began painting 'Trouble maker, the coming storm' outside the NDP Premier Rachel Notley's office in the fall of 2017. More paint was added on location during political unrest over Oil, Carbon Tax, Pipelines & Racism spring 2019. 
On location between Yellow Vest protesters and counter protesters 
I completed 'Trouble maker, the coming storm' later that summer 2019, next to UCP Premier Jason Kenney's office. I began painting October 2017 next to Rachel Notley's office adding a homeless person sleeping under an Alberta Legislature tree, outdoors in the harsh Alberta elements. The person was protected with a multi coloured blanket inspired by the robe of many colors, the garment that Joseph owned, which was given to him by his father Jacob. In 2019 one of the Alberta Sheriffs could not see the homeless man that I painted, but the head of an eagle. This fascinated me because for me art is interpreted by the eyes of the beholder, so I painted a totem with heart with the broken off head of an eagle that laid at the base of the totem. The orbs were originally supposed to be headlights of a police car or off road truck of hunters coming to disrupt the sleeping homeless person. Snow like speckles were later added to represent the beginning of a snow storm. It wasn't until the corona virus of 2020 that hit and crippled the world that I began to interpret these orbs as the COVID19 virus. 

Beginning next to the Alberta Premier's office 
'Trouble maker, the coming storms' 
YouTube: October 17, 2017 Alberta Legislature grounds, next to Alberta Premier Rachel Notley's office I began to paint 'Trouble maker, the coming storms' This painting was completed the summer of 2019 outdoors next to Alberta Premier Jason Kenney's office. "Trouble maker, the coming storm" was painted over another painting showing the construction of the new Walterdale bridge. 

Red woman, troublemaker
(red apple) 2019


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 





2019-05-07: Rains, flooding more circles than squares, 4th in a series 2019 more circles than squares art project - Inspired by students walking out of classes over climate change, protesting adults, corporations and Governments not doing enough to save the planet.

'Like a can opener against the hull': Spring thaw leaves Edmonton Riverboat. Boat was tossed about in high water, became 'half impaled' on concrete-filled poles.  Wallis Snowdon · CBC News Apr 22, 2020 10:58 AM MT

The inspiration behind my 2019 'More Circles than Squares art project' where 'Trouble maker, the coming storm' was added to my art collection was born from a vagabond named Chief-No-Tribe, a young man I met summer 2016 while painting humankind 'Next generation of fossil fuel' "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

Monday, 11 March 2019