Jody Borhani-D’Amico (b. 1989) is visual storyteller in 3 formats: oil paint, digital photography and cinema. Through intricate portraits and sparse landscapes, she explores adventure, fear and the presence of unseen burdens. Nature and decomposition drive her storytelling and her techniques, particularly the decoupaging of preserved leaves, flowers and detritus beneath layers of oil paint. Jody constructs images from her street photography and her dreams. She draws inspiration from childhood memories of her terminally ill sibling as well as her mom’s family stories, from her years of teaching filmmaking and working in the carceral system, from her forays into the unloved spaces of deindustrialized America. Her current paintings focus on the variety of interactions between humans and deer in New York’s Hudson Valley: a doe decapitated, a deer hit by a car, and a sunset bike ride with a pet fawn.