Jennifer Ahrens creates art that centres around the natural environment, looking at the complex and delicately balanced phenomena that is nature. She is influenced by her home the Barossa Valley where she feels a connection to the land. Jennifer enjoys walking through nature for inspiration, it is the catalyst for her art, focusing on often overlooked details and unseen connections. Feeling a sense of contentment when in nature she wishes to create a calm and healing effect through her art. The circle makes a regular appearance in her work, with the idea of cycles and meditation.
An artist of inspiration is Andy Goldsworthy, through his connection with nature and the aesthetic appeal he creates. She primarily works with glass, enjoying the effect of light, transparency and texture. The whole process has a sense of risk, that pushing a piece too far can easily result in a broken pile of glass.