Jen Ann Simmons
Statement
 

My work offers an atmosphere of multidimensional interconnection – (1) we differ subjectively on many levels and (2) we unite biologically – nature is change is paradoxical.

 

Now, we live in the Anthropocene – this geological age defined by human activity altering the balance of the Biosphere.

 

My central question: how to inhabit space (produce, consume, offer/value) more reciprocally with the natural world?

 

Geometries of flora/fauna, forest and orca choruses, symmetries of sentences, synaptic branches - the myriad of nature's maths and languages most inspire me.

 

Through reflections, equations, questions, and sculpting language, I communicate experimentally, interconnection.

Biography
 

Jen Ann Simmons is a writer and contemporary, abstract artist based in Los Angeles, CA best known for her geometric, spiritual paintings and lyrical myths.

 

Driven by inner imagery and rooted in independent research of the natural world, Jen examines humanity’s changing relationship with nature and expresses, experimentally and abstractly, potential collective avenues for addressing human-induced climate change.

Vision / Philosophy

The future I see is fossil-fuel-free and locally governed and resilient.

At present, I uphold that beyond a mass change in mindset, the topmost priorities for mitigating human-induced climate change are: cradle-to-cradle industrial design, pricing carbon, and reforestation.

 

Concurrently, I believe the best way to adapt to inevitable climate impacts is reinforcing local governance and incentivizing renewable energy.

Background
 

Jen Ann Simmons is a writer and contemporary, abstract artist based in Los Angeles, CA best known for her geometric, spiritual paintings and lyrical myths.

 

Driven by inner imagery and rooted in independent research of the natural world, Jen examines humanity’s changing relationship with nature and expresses, experimentally and abstractly, potential collective avenues for addressing human-induced climate change.