Jami Joelle Nielsen is a recycled-object artist living in Santa Barbara, California. She was born in Kansas City, Kansas, and received her Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science at the University of Kansas. Jami Joelle is a disabled artist living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and chronic illness. Her artwork combines a reverence for nature and the human experience. She creates recycled collage, assemblage, and paintings, using found, man-made materials, as well as elements from nature. She narrates the chasm that exists in humanity’s relationship with its source, and explores deeper connections and dependencies, while challenging destructive modes of consumerism. The end result pays homage to coexistence, transformation, reimagination and hope.