An envoy hired to defuse tensions between Indigenous and non-Indigenous commercial lobster fishermen in Nova Scotia has released a bleak interim report highlighting poor communication and a lack of trust between both sides.

The report by Université Sainte-Anne president Allister Surette found perhaps the only thing the fishermen can agree on is blaming the Department of Fisheries and Oceans for the situation.

“The lack of trust and respect has been presented to me by many of the individuals I interviewed,” Surette said in his interim report filed with Federal Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan and Carolyn Bennett, minister for Indigenous-Crown relations.

Surette interviewed 85 people — 81 per cent were non-Indigenous.

Source CBC News Jan 22,21

An exclusive dispatch …

As a special treat to accompany this exclusive dispatch, Court Painter is taking the opportunity to reveal unrelated random pictures that never the less are considered eye candy in some circles and considered a rest for the eyes for those who grow weary of the text.

Dispatch dated January 23,2021

Court Painter’s posts became the single most influential tour de force influencing the art media of the last year, the unpredictability that came to be relied upon even as they took a mental toll on the less talented, academically burdened and flat out cerebral tricksters that populate the shaded edges of the art underworld.

Rumours of banishment are travelling halfway around the globe faster than Court Painter can get his silk slippers on.

Perish the thought, but an art world without Court Painter leaves us with a series of questions. What happens to an ecosystem like the art world when the portraitist who represents both the centre and a source of certainty in aesthetic order is banished? On top of that, what consequence does that have on patrons and his 1% client list.

Art critics and other gatekeepers of the art world are convinced that, even as Court Painter’s influence continues, not much will shift with online potential sales. However , Court Painter’s power of persuasion is sustained by his unknown subscribers and the traditional portrait painters who proliferate and grovel in the sunless shadows of the art establishment.  Banning Court Painter could have the paradoxical effect of emboldening his supporters or sending them to other less classy sidewalk renderers whose talent is close to equal but obviously priced too low for a discerning clientele that Court Painter attracts.The effect on elite taste would be incalculable.

As of this posting, Court Painter remains in large measure, a digital hermit—many tech companies have made substantial offers to attract his presence and imagery, from YouTube and Snapchat to TikTok—and chances are he won’t stay ostracized for long. Modest super art stars like Court Painter usually observe the norm of staying out of the limelight and not commenting on their competition, but Court Painter is not likely to observe that norm any more than he observes other norms, his Press Attache AHM was heard to say. “To the extent that he remains an influential 19th century style creative and opinion leader for the 21 century art world, the volume might get turned up even more than we expect. So you better watch out ,you better not cry, cause Court Painter has a painter’s eye and wants a piece of that capitalist pie!” 

It’s that very sense of defiant norm-breaking that gives a dangerous meaning to his portrait studio and its leading edge implications, the lasting effects of which have extended well beyond the rough & tumble of social media. The Court Painter’s last year can best be described and understood as a “modernist art crisis, for the blue collar crowd” which makes his ostensible role in our pictorial lives on the assembly line no less complicated than before. He may on occasion take a day off , but the repercussions remain.

I think Court Painter’s output, for a lot of studio portraitists, was a persistent stressor for the nine to five practitioners .”(anonymous)

Court Painter’s pictures were often erratic in a way that fed digital native, ruffled collar and art world uncertainty, but it has been noted that even unpredictability, when it comes in a steady-enough stream, can feel more like sureness. With the threat of having him banned, many art groupies are experiencing a new kind of instability. As Court Painter advances to centre stage and as Breaking news agencies turn their attention towards him and his platform expands, to some extent it will be a welcome change with a swelling in certainty and will come as an increase in arousal for people, whose most passionate experience is a guilty pleasure attraction to a brush wielding alpha male who alas remains forever out of reach and in a condition of the unrequited.

(written from notes provided by Court Painter)

worth the read…


Can a republic of fictions endure? by @AnandWrites https://the.ink/p/ayadakhtar?r=5cipa&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=email&utm_source=twitter

Ayad Akhtar

“You can’t get to wisdom from information. You can get to wisdom only from knowledge. So confusing information for knowledge has pretty intense and real social consequences.

Ayad Akhtar novelist, playwright, screenwriter, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, for his play “Disgraced””His latest novel, “Homeland Elegies,” is out now. He is also the president of Pen America.

in conversation with

Anand Giridharadas ,Writer. @TIME editor-at-large. Author: @WinnersTakeAll, THE TRUE AMERICAN, INDIA CALLING. MSNBC political analyst.

Anand Giridharadas

Tactical fashion…

Tactical Fashion for the First Family in a Time of Insurrection & Transition

If you or members of your family knowingly wish to wear out your welcome by entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority or engage in violent entry and disorderly conduct, you must consider your fashion choices. Here are a few!

Court Painter chooses to remain in his studio and paint fashion trends!

Disclaimer: Court Painter Enterprises is not receiving any kickbacks from the manufacturer, distributor or wearers of these fashions.

Picture this…

Just a thought:

What are the elements of an ideological creation myth?

An Instruction, a Sin and the Consequence

An ideological creation myth can consist of at least one of three elements; an order or instruction from the creator to the creations, a sin and a consequence which must be faced. The consequence is often what causes pain, hunger, disease and all the other evils that plague the culture.


Artist rendering of hacker donk_enby

…the quick thinking of a female self-described hacker by the name of donk_enby and a host of amateur data hoarders preserved more than 56.7 terabytes of data from Parler that donk_enby and open source investigators believe could be useful in piecing together what happened in Washington last Wednesday and in the weeks and months leading up to it. donk_enby was able to scrape and capture and archive nearly the entire content of the website after it became clear that hundreds of Trump supporters had uploaded potentially incriminating photos and videos of themselves to the platform, many filming from inside the Capitol itself.



“Mid Insurrection Dream : The Storm is Here “
Court Painter with painting “Mid Insurrection Dream : The Storm is Here “