Marc O’Brien, a.k.a Doras, is an illustrator, muralist and the creative director of Doras Creative. His work combines historical ornament and iconography with the language of contemporary fantasy. He is passionate about creativity and community and strongly believes in accessible art as a driver for social change. He realized his first mural with MU, entitled C r u x, in 2019.
Produced by MU and designed by Doras, this mural contributes to the revitalization of the Lionel-Groulx-Atwater district. C r u x deals with social justice; a theme that resonates with the highly diversified social context of the neighborhood. The mural depicts a dreamlike environment in which characters help each other face and overcome important obstacles, lifting each other up, emphasizing the importance of empathy and community at the heart of any social issue. The composition and scale of the work make it almost physically accessible to passers-by.