watch a cow ski
I have one of those names that no one knows how to pronounce. Ever since I was a kid I had to walk people through the pronunciation of my last name, 'Waicukauski'. The simple way to get there is to pronounce it as the sentence, "Watch a cow ski". And this is also why most of the world knows me simply as Jen W.
Who am I?
Talk about a loaded question! Without getting too philosophical, when answering a completely philosophical question.... by name, I am Jen Waicukauski. I prefer to be known for who I am rather than what I do since none of what really matters about a person shows up on their resume. I hope to make a more positive impact on the world than a negative one, and to leave you feeling confident, connected, energized, and inspired for having spent time with me and my work.
What's up with this website?
I have come to realize that I must start sharing what I create because it is not possible to affect change by keeping creation hidden away, and keeping my own voice silenced. This website is the beginning of a means of organizing the wealth of creative content that happens in my mind, on my computer, in my camera, etc and putting it into a form in which it can be shared with friends, family and strangers (who are really just future-friends). It is both scary and cathartic.
Why should you care?
Chances are good that you are here because you want to know more about me and maybe find some inspiration for yourself or camaraderie. I believe that connecting with each other through art and media can change minds and encourage humans to lean into the best parts of their humanity by offering a new and intriguing perspective. The world is a better place when we try to see it through the eyes of someone else.
Explore. Create. Connect. Evolve.