Dandelion Life-cycle, 2014, 37.5" x 40"
silk broadcloth, organza, cheese cloth, rayon and poly thread, Misty Fuse, Pearl Ex powder
Dandelion Life-cycle (detail of puff and seeds)
Dandelion Life-cycle (detail of flowers and root)
Dragonfly Life-cycle , 2014, 37.5" x 41"
silk broadcloth, organza, cheese cloth, puffy paint, rayon and poly thread, glass beads
Dragonfly Life-cycle (detail of eggs)
Dragonfly Life-cycle (detail of adult mating)
Geri Beam's love of art was first expressed through participation in high school performing arts programs. Active in Community Theater for twenty years, her commitment led to membership in the Actors’ Equity Association in 2002. Concurrently, Beam explored oil paints, ceramics and fused glass, but found her focus in 2009, after taking textile classes with Laura Wasilowski and Jane Dunnewold. Beam joined the Surface Design Association in 2011 and her work was included in the SDA 2013 Member's Show. She chose to retire from her ‘day-job’ after twenty-six years of working in the Information Technology field. She is currently a member of several sewing and quilt guilds in California, and devotes her time to teaching and creating art. The Twelve Voices from One 2012 exhibition at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2014 is the culmination of Art Cloth Mastery Program.
See Geri's website for more information: www.geribeam.com.