Marilyn Geary

Through my work I celebrate Nature, exploring organic materials, creating shapes and textures that reflect the natural processes of growth and decay. Along with organic fibers, I am intrigued by natural dyes: the soft, earthy colors that our ancestors learned to extract from plants and insects: the indigo blues, marigold yellows, cochineal reds, and onion browns. The colors always vary, diverse and unpredictable, like Nature herself. Ultimately, nothing can replace for me the patterns in organic materials and the look and feel of natural fiber: the crimp of wool mirroring an oak’s craggy bark; the veins of a leaf matching the river’s mark on the land. When working with natural materials I feel aligned with the forces that permeate Nature. Art is my way of connecting. It brings me home to my dreams, my memories, and my Self. Although Nature provides me respite, I am sometimes moved to create works based on current social issues with the intent that art can make change.

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Title, Medium, Size, and Price for each of the above works:

I Too was Once a Child With Dreams
Fiber: Tarp, Landscape Fabric, Wrapping Paper, Wool
48″ x 48″ x .5″  

Mending the Mountain Fiber – Handmade paper 36″ x 48″ x 6″

Layered Refuge
Fiber: Mulberry Paper, Animal Intestine
16″ x 18″ x 2.5″

Amor Three
36″ x 36″ x .5″

Cajeput tree (Paperbark tree) Mulberry paper worked Joomchi
36″ x 36″ x .5″

Amor One
36″ x 36″ x .5″