Pencil, paint, or digital, Jordan Stranger communicates the importance of life, culture and acceptance. Jordan's works are deeply rooted in the traditions within contemporary Indigenous culture. "Life is about happiness. My work is an example of searching for it.” As an Oji-Cree individual, Jordan uses his life experiences to drive his artistic passions. He obtained his diploma in Graphic Design at Red River College in 2012 and has worked on various artistic/design projects. Today he continues his work as a full-time self-employed artist and still finds time to work within his community.
Totem Doodem was created in 2018 with the intention of spreading the positivity and colour of past and current Canadian Indigenous culture. It all started when I would leave acrylic paintings on paper around the Winnipeg area that I would wheat-paste onto walls.
I wanted it to bring colour and culture to the surrounding area.
This was my small effort to help keep it relevant in modern society.