Seuños / The Great Magician

160 Valleyview Rd. Mural located on the east wall of the Westcoast Home and Truss office building

The Work

The artists describe this mural as: all forms are relative, fluid, and ever changing conjured up by the great magician of a Devine play. The illusion lies in our point of view. Shapes, structures, things and events are merely concepts of our measuring, categorizing minds. Collaboration being the force of creation where from all things have their life. This mural specifically depicts the many forms in which this cycle of energy has taken, and its endless rebirth. An intrinsically dynamic, cosmic, recycling machine.

The Project

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 of large scale urban murals. Each of the mural's locations have been strategically selected creating a short walking tour within the Rutland Business Improvement Area. The goals of this project are 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

The Artist

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. David Doody explores how contemporary culture and the imagination are suspended between physical and digital realms, where he reconsider's the presence, absence and authenticity of the virtual network. Blurring the boundaries between the rational and the absurd, the measurable and the metaphysical, David strives to dislodge his creative practice from the dogma of single prescriptive understanding. David currently works at UBCO as a sculpture instructor.