Jenni Ward is a ceramic sculptor and installation artist who finds inspiration through her exploration of the natural world. Her time spent connecting to her environment and exploring way above and way below sea level is an integral part of her process. With a particular interest in the patterns and structures of biological forms, she takes inspiration from those spaces to create abstract interpretations of thoughtfully crafted ceramic sculptures. Using clay as her primary medium, she builds in parts and assembles the pieces into ephemeral installations in nature, which are documented and then removed. These parts are later transformed for gallery installations and independent objects but creating ephemeral installations in nature is the heart of her art practice from which everything else evolves. Her work plays with the connectivity of the form to its environment finding a sense of place within the systems of nature. She has exhibited her work in museums, galleries, forests, deserts and even on a shipwreck under the Atlantic Ocean. Her work ties science, environmentalism and art together in the hopes of inspiring others to preserve, protect and enjoy our wild spaces.
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