The mural Lifted, was co created by Jorden and David Doody along with Jeremy Schantz. The mural depicts a gloved hand reaching down to pick up a long stemmed flower. The black and white background is distorted in a vibrant echo of colours from the hands reach into the static universe of the painting.
The Uptown Mural Project was a community-inclusive and educative urban-art initiative within the community of Rutland, Kelowna BC, organized by Uptown Rutland Business Association. This week-long event centered around the painting large scale urban murals. Each of the mural's locations has been strategically selected creating a short walking tour within the Rutland Business Improvement Area.
The goals of this project were driven towards the beautification of Rutland, encouraging community involvement, increasing walkability within the business improvement area, and educating and inspiring youth through contemporary public art. The Uptown Mural Project is proudly supported in part with funding by the City of Kelowna
Jeremy is, a Montreal-based interdisciplinary creative mind. Born in the interior of BC, he studied classical painting and sculpting at UBC Okanagan, and film studies at Emily Carr. Having exhibited internationally as a traveling artisan, Jeremy Shantz lives for the moments of creative collaboration.
Jorden and David Doody have been working as a collaborative art team for over 16 years and are focused on bringing art to the public. David is currently working at UBCO as a sculpture instructor and Jorden is finishing her MFA focusing on assemblage sculpture and murals. Their work explores how contemporary culture and the imagination are suspended between physical and digital realms, where they reconsider the presence, absence and authenticity of the virtual network. Blurring the boundaries between the rational and the absurd, the measurable and the metaphysical, the Doody's strive to dislodge their creative practice from the dogma of single prescriptive understanding.