I like 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 found materials I use whether from my past or someone else’s past are a catalyst point. These items often have a sense of comfort and help us recognize things that may have been a part of our childhood or past. This helps the viewer transport back to a time and place and feel those feelings all over again. 

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.