As an artist Jody attempts to serve as intermediary, merging many worlds: the world of insects, animals, plants, fungi, microbes and the man-made. She invites indoors the creations of the outdoors in order to form a new hybrid made by hand, paw and claw.She is engaged in a partnership with these biotic materials, alternately transforming, observing, seed saving, elucidating. She uses both the tools of science and art in hopes of explicating a time and place in three dimensions. A time and place that is rapidly undergoing climatic change, social change, change at the human level and change planet wide.By applying traditional rules of taxonomy overlaid with new combinations, she creates hybrids that speak of both past present and future.In her work, she attempts to collaborate with the world rather than create something with no past, no history. It is about dissection and classification in order to transform, to disrupt in order to know, to join two things that do not easily cohabitate.Her work is about memory and amnesia, mosses and lichens and fungi, alchemical plants and the rapture of the tiny. It is about amazement, longing, definition, and comprehension. It is about the forgotten detail, and blurring the line between the microscopic and the macroscopic. It is about shock and the quotidian, just as it is about the space where nature and domesticity rub up against each other. I try to work at the point where two worlds touch; where there is a call, and a response.She is not taming wilderness, she is making new introductions.