Jami Joelle Nielsen is a self taught eco-artist artist living in Santa Barbara, California with a degree in Environmental Science from the University of Kansas. As a disabled artist living with a painful genetic degenerative joint and neurological disease, she makes her artworks in bed. Jami Joelle's body of work combines a reverence for science, nature and the human experience as she challenges destructive modes of consumerism by creating mixed media collage, assemblage and paintings using exclusively recycled materials. She strives to develop artworks that speak to social and environmental concerns, while encouraging dialogue, education and collaboration in an inclusive community. The result pays homage to symbiosis, transformation and hope.