#Meditating

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This certainly reminds me of some people

Unemployment

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I’ve been using my Decomposition Book to draw some comics in. I’m on vacation in Nicaragua, a place that has made me believe that our planet could use some environmental missionaries. People here still take their garbage to the river to dump. Or they burn it in the street in front of their house.

I wonder what’s going on with the pipeline debates back home

Please Recycle

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I’ve been using my Decomposition Book to draw some comics in. I’m on vacation in Nicaragua, a place that has made me believe that our planet could use some environmental missionaries. People here still take their garbage to the river to dump. Or they burn it in the street in front of their house.

The beach has white caps from the wind and red, blue, yellow and green caps from people leaving them behind.

 

Delayed – Christmas Cards

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I’m really struggling to learn to set aside time to update this. BUT better late than never.

Leading up to Christmas I made a bunch of Cards.

Some people thought this was a statement about child labour, I don’t know enough about child labour to say that that is what it was about for me. If you think it’s appropriate on that frontier, great, hopefully it can help you communicate with your cause.

To me it was more about mindless consumption and the true costs of it. I feel bad that I didn’t get any pictures of toys in dumps to add to my card series, maybe next year.

I’m currently staying in Nicaragua where I’ve seen excited children screaming with joy at the beach playing with a plastic bag with a hole in it and sand.

Your child doesn’t need the latest greatest toy to live a happy life.

Here’s the album

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1431589220403858.1073741830.1422278501334930&type=1&l=0adbdb6110

 

 

Oil Paintings : An Appropriation Project Part 8 – Ted Harrison

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Ted Harrison Appropriation

The top being Ted’s original and the bottom my appropriation

 

Eighth of a series in progress titled : Oil Paintings.

I’m appropriating the works of iconic Canadian artists, their depictions of the great outdoors, the Canada that I grew up believing in, and making them contemporary, honest and relevant.

Feel Free to SHARE, and feel free to take the idea and run with it, if you have photoshop or paint skills show me more.

Appropriated from – Ted Harrison

https://tedharrison.com/

Oil Paintings : An Appropriation Project Part 7 – Sea Scape, Emily Carr

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Oil Paintings : An Appropriation Project Part 7 - Sea Scape, Emily Carr

Seventh of a series in progress titled : Oil Paintings.

I’m appropriating the works of iconic Canadian artists, their depictions of the great outdoors, the Canada that I grew up believing in, and making them contemporary, honest and relevant.

Feel Free to SHARE, and feel free to take the idea and run with it, if you have photoshop or paint skills show me more.

And here’s a neat article, as an independent, I wonder if I’m being Spied on
http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/harper-governments-extensive-spying-anti-oilsands-groups-revealed-fois?page=0%2C0

Oil Paintings : An Appropriation Project – Parts 1-6

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Debates are heating up over pipeline development projects in Canada. Some of the worlds wildest places, over land and sea, places that have never known ownership nor “development,” face an impending appropriation to industry.

Why?

to get oil from Alberta’s TarSands to BC’s flourishing coast.

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I won’t say much here and now about the projects as I will be the among first to admit to some level of naivete about the details.

That said I grew up in a Canada that I thought had a reputation for a wild, bio diverse and beautiful environment. I grew up learning about The Great Outdoors and I saw how closely intertwined that concept was with my Cultural identity.

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While Italians explored the worlds of Futurism through art and the Swiss, Germans and Americans were exploring anti-art expression through Dada, Canadians were still exploring and celebrating and documenting our beautiful land. Through to this very day, Canada’s most celebrated artists still show the essential influence of our forests, lakes and mountains.

I have decided to take the work of some of Canada’s most famous artists and have appropriated it to now include images of industry in a series I’m calling Oil Paintings.

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While I personally don’t want to spearhead a debate on whether or not we should be exporting our oil or shipping it through fragile ecosystems, I do think that more options need to be explored. Most people on the planet seem to have come to the consensus that if we keep using fossil fuels we will regret it like that “one more drink” at the end of a long and reckless night. We are also seeing all forms of ocean life struggling with overfishing, plastic pollution, fuel pollution from boats or spills, and general mayham induced by our species over the last 100+ years.

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Big oily ships in and out of an island speckled ecosystem that’s long overdue for a major earthquake seems like it might just be one more factor we don’t need to add to the equation.

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To see more on each painting go to Facebook.com/LiamDangerPark