Born and raised in Mohkinstsis (Calgary) Jess is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice includes sculpture, painting, and ceramics. Her work explores concepts of interdependence, material interactions, and harmonious relationships. In a society where we feel polarized and disconnected, she hopes to create connections. Through her paintbrush, which she considers an extension of her body, the gestures of these brushstrokes convey emotions of harmony, curiosity, and liveliness. Movement representing the ebbs and flows of life and connections are amplified by bold vivid colors referring to the external relationships with others, because like color interactions she feels as though each of us are enhanced or transformed by the interactions of others. Her 3D work further explores interdependent relationships, as she is interested in how plants and the natural environment help us connect with ourselves and each other. The work investigates current interactions with nature, how nature affects human-made objects and vice versa, with the hope of unpacking how these relationships can be positive and sustainable. Jess uses materials that are reclaimed, found, and have been discarded, and with these she creates pieces that evoke connection through elements of interactivity and moments of collaboration.