March 3, 2017: Day 2 painting my new oil painting untitled - inspired by my son Aaron's photo depicting the aftermath from a wildfire that swept through an area close to Grand Prairie in 2016. YouTube: March 2, 2017 painting on the Legislature grounds
"Albertans came together in a time of extraordinary danger. As the Wood Buffalo wildfires tore through communities, we stood as one – as fellow citizens with a shared responsibility to each other. When called upon, ordinary women and men from all walks of life do extraordinary things. Therein lies hope for the future, not only here in Alberta, but throughout the world. Of course, the wildfires were one of the most significant events in what has been a very challenging time in Alberta’s history." Speech delivered Her Honour, Lois Mitchell, Lieutenant Governor Thursday, March 2, 2017 Alberta legislature.
This art project is now completed and will be shown with it's stories shared in the city streets of Edmonton, next to Edmonton City Hall, Sir Winston Churchill Square and inside the Alberta Legislature grounds until I decide to stop. I'll be available to speak freely on what I learned from my art project that focused the wildfires and rains throughout 2016 in Alberta and how I stood up to those in power who tried to prevent me from freely expressing myself with art.