Photo of removed statue on flatbed,wrapped in foam packing from which a bronze cast was produced to encase Sir John A’s supine statue
Upon removal of the standing statue a bronze casting was made of the original packing surrounding the statue of Sir John A, where his supine statue has been encased in perpetuity before shipment to the Ontario Legislative grounds.
“It’s the least we could do cuz it’s 2018,” one of the PC government staffers uttered,while simultaneously clapping with gusto!
Ontario’s tourism minister says her government is so happy to provide a new home for the encased supine statue of Sir John A to lay along side of an already large statue of Canada’s first prime minister directly in front of Queen’s Park.
Sylvia Jones, the Dufferin-Caledon MPP named to PC Premier Doug Ford’s first cabinet this summer,allegedly was overheard by the Premier to have said, ” History matters however lets keep Sir John A’s role as architect of the residential schools thingy on the back burner and not spoil what is a wonderful occasion to acknowledge a flawed and complicated man from a flawed and complicated different time ….(an aside) if you ask me twas better then this time of political correctness running with Amok and the liberal gang.”
However for the record, upon launching his “architectural career” we should remember the May 1883 words of Sir John A, spoken before the House of Commons : “When the school is on the reserve the child lives with its parents, who are savages; he is surrounded by savages, and though he may learn to read and write his habits, and training and mode of thought are Indian. He is simply a savage who can read and write … [T]he Indian children should be withdrawn as much as possible from the parental influence, and the only way to do that would be to put them in central training industrial schools where they will acquire the habits and modes of thought of white men.”
Sir John A may be encased but never forgotten and speaking of cases ,lets get back to celebrating the forthcoming Buck A Beer initiative the unflawed and uncomplicated leader for our times Dougie is unrolling for Ontarian’s!
Court Painter is an established artist whose new paintings have attracted the international attention of millions (unsubstantiated) over the last few years or months …whatever. Highly detailed political and celebrity subjects are the focus of his paintings. The artist’s experiences and hunger for the almighty dollar are the inspiration for his work.
“I have traveled to many places around the world to know my subjects, but when I work on a painting with many figures I will usually pose my subjects, close my eyes and then paint them as I see them in my mind. I choose to paint from the heart as well as the palette and evoke my personal vision into each painting.”
“I prefer to paint portraits that I believe have relevance to what is going on in the political and celebrity world that I inhabit, that make a scintillating statement , stand for something or other, are cheap to make and fetch a good price. I trust people of refinement will study the paintings and reach beyond the shallow!
Some of the themes which I’m not at liberty to highlight are controversial, but I feel strongly about what is happening in the political and entertainment world today. There are three kinds of people who view my paintings: Those who like, those who hate and those who simply are dumber than a bag of hammers . I am especially interested in this last category. I know my work will create conversation and reach people on a deeper howbeit dimwitted level. I tend to use metaphors,old doors,polished floors, saddle sores and props that soar to create multiple levels of meaning to soften my clients psyche and loosen the purse strings entwining the clients ….purse. If it makes them think thoughts and feel feelings, then I know I have been successful.”
Court Painter is the Great Dominion and America’s Artist for our current generation and crisis,pouring inspiration into his penetrating portraits, giving meaning and hope to many during the past Harper and current Trump years; Court Painter offers hope and a dash of doubt for mortals facing morals charges and the cultural, political and artistic crisis of today and indubitably the day after tomorrow.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford has demonstrated an uncannily acute hearing ability in detecting racist remarks and bomb threats allegedly uttered by members of the opposition NDP during recent sittings of the Legislature.
The Doug took the opportunity to show off his hearing aids as well as highlight the Buck A Beer promotion!
Saudi Arabia undertook the following action against Canada following a tweet by Global Affairs Canada criticizing the kingdom’s arrests of human rights activists, including women’s rights activists.
Court Painter’s recent portrait catches the hair on fire moment of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS)