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

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