"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who'll decide where to go." - Dr. Seuss


Biography

 

At the age of 11 she took on her first large scale art project where she contributed to a mural, film and community engagement process. At the age of 25 she brought her childhood dream of humanitarian work to life as she packed her suitcase full of art supplies and traveled to Ethiopia to facilitate arts based community projects. She continues to strategize with organizations to share meaningful stories, build connection, and empower stakeholders through art.

She has coordinated & facilitated groups, created short films, custom artworks, and community art projects with organizations including: MakerMobile, Indie VanCity, Frames Film Project, Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House, ArtQuake, Deer Crossing: The Art Farm, David Suzuki Foundation, Emily Carr University, Living Now Services, Trout Lake Community Centre, Intersections Media Opportunities for Youth Society, RainCity Housing and Support Society, Richmond Addictions Support Society, Atira Women’s Resource Society, University of New Brunswick, Rhodes Wellness College, Influence Publishing, and Langs Wellness Centre.

Jennifer completed her Degree in Science with a Major in Kinesiology and a Professional Coaching and Counselling Diploma, which allows her to work directly with people inspiring wellness and creativity. Jennifer brings over fifteen years of experience catalyzing community projects combined with a passion to create better tomorrows.

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Vision  

All beings living creatively in sustainable connected communities where collaboration is essential to the authentic expression of the human experience.  

Mission

Catalyzing transformation through creative expression and collaboration.  

Artist Statement

My work explores the relationship between transformation and emotional memories. Ever since childhood I have been fascinated by connection, the change process, and observing the beauty in all aspects of life. I aim to explore the dark aspects of our being through curiosity and compassion. I collect, organize, and transform garbage and found objects from my travels. I consider how to give new life to abandoned objects. In my work I make decisions about what materials to use based on their associations, form, and colour. My favourite mediums are hot glue, acrylic paint, sharpies, charcoal and junk! My favourite techniques are collage, colour blending, and painting. 


"To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science."

— Albert Einstein



Testimonials

Jennifer, you inspire me to let out my creative being and let my imagination run wild. You have a huge heart and care about people without any judgement.
You are a beautiful person with a huge heart. Your intelligence compliments your genuine caring abilities.
Your greatest strengths are your compassion, understanding and openness to new ideas and possibilities. You make it so that nothing is impossible.
Jennifer’s compassion and natural ability to connect with others are valuable strengths in her healing work with others. She demonstrates an affinity and great deal of potential in the field of wellness and creativity. Her strengths and intuition stem from her willingness to honestly look at her own body and mind connection.
Your integrity and compassion combine to make you an excellent facilitator. You always say just the right thing, and it feels good to be taken care of by you. You deserve much joy and success.
You have taught me not to give up no matter how much my mind tries to convince me to and to persevere through adversity. You have a toolbox of skills and a particular gift of inspiring people to work hard and move forward especially with people recovering past trauma.
Your life experience and how you draw on that to create this amazing connection and understanding with people inspires me. Your heart is so full of love and it is beautiful to see.

"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." - Richard Buckminster Fuller