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. She is particularly interested in the patterns and structures of biological forms. She seeks to find connections in those patterns and a sense of place within the systems of nature. Creating ephemeral installations in nature is the heart of her art practice from which everything else evolves. 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.
Jenni Ward’s mission is to share the beauty she sees in the natural world through her art. Inspired by biological forms with a particular focus on structures, Ward finds her time spent connecting to her environment and exploring way above and way below sea level as an integral part of her work. Ward takes inspiration from those places to create abstract interpretations of forms and structures through thoughtfully crafted ceramic sculptures. Using clay as her primary medium, Jenni Ward builds in parts and assembles the pieces into ephemeral arrangements in nature. Her installations play with the connectivity of the form to its environment and in turn the connectivity of herself to the natural world.