"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
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.
All beings living creatively in sustainable connected communities where collaboration is essential to the authentic expression of the human experience.
Catalyzing transformation through creative expression and collaboration.
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