Jeri’s work draws on a rich tapestry of source material. All things fundamentally human fascinate her—making artifacts, creating images, making music, telling stories, and even experimenting with science. Each work is an invitation for connection, thought, reflection, and communication that asks the questions: Who are we? What are we like? How do we live? How do we know ourselves?

Jeri grew up in rural Wisconsin, and spent some time in Austin, TX, and Boston, MA, before settling in Brattleboro, VT. These disparate places have influenced both her art and her identity. Jeri believes an image can be a portal—or a passageway. A work of art should keep us coming back to look again, to see more deeply a meaning that exists within the work and also within ourselves. Her images on canvas and paper ultimately represent her worldview and sense of the spiritual.