As an artist, I want to inspire exploration. I create alternate worlds and invite people to lose themselves in them: awaken their senses, feel like a kid, be in the moment, laugh or be a little scared, stop and ask a question, get involved in a fantasy, believe in the magical.  

The materials I use always have a history, either found or family objects, hand-me downs, or vintage items. The work erupts from those inspirations with the material often dictating the form, shape and story of the piece.

Jeila explains her process and how she developed her installation for Crystal Bridges.

This video was made by Mixed Greens for Jeila's window installation Sink Beneath the Surface and Be Free.

In this video, Jeila talks about her work and her installation You Are Where You Are at the Wassaic Project.