Born in Minneapolis Jody’s family moved to Prescott in 1972 where she began her adult life (sort of!). Always drawn to the arts, she has explored many media, but it was metal that found Jody. A brief relationship with a “welder” was all the inspiration she needed to take off on her own and the rest is history. Jody adds, “The realization that these objects would be here long after we’re gone and when I use them in my work they are transformed into a commitment of possibility, the evolution of creation.” As each creature is created and their personal stories develop at the same time, she sees their purpose in the “new society”. Jody is an artist, mother and explorer of life, enjoying a long, loving relationship with her dog, Skjeimus.