Jody is a life-long artist. She attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (formerly the Boston Museum School) at Tufts University, where she received her BFA with a major in sculpture and drawing. Jody has also completed advanced studies at Moore College of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, both in Philadelphia. As an adjunct to her work, she has been a gallerist and instructor. Her work has principally focused on figures, landscapes, still life and abstract work. While continuing to work on hand-built ceramic sculpture and a body of humorist illustrations, which are about to be published, Jody began studying photography in 2008 at the International Center for Photography, Maine Media College and Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Today, photography is Jody’s principal artistic passion.
Looking at the obvious, the usual and mundane, I work to find specific design elements living inside larger, ordinary objects. I may find these wonderful surprises anywhere . . . . in an alley, a door frame or corner of a tent. I watch and wait for the elements to show themselves. . . . silently waiting to be found. I imagine them to be joyful when found, or perhaps it is my joy that is found when I spot the shapes, light, texture, balance, and gesture that make my heart sing.