Fool’s Paradise

Jordan MacDonald
September 19, 2022 to January 8, 2023

In Fool’s Paradise, artist Jordan MacDonald addresses timely environmental issues and highlights humanity’s repeated exploitation of nature. Visitors will encounter a living sculpture—a moss globe (symbolizing the promised land or paradise), suspended above a sculpted puddle of oil. The oil spreads across the floor beneath a flourishing plant, part of which has fallen and become trapped within the puddle below. Here, paradise and disaster intersect as the artist comments on the continuous cycle of catastrophic environmental events caused by human activity.

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Jordan MacDonald is a painter and sculptor living in the North Okanagan. She is currently a student at UBC Okanagan, working towards her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

 

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