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Gerri Johnson-McMillin

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Gerri Johnson-McMillin has been creating art since early childhood. She has always loved the fiber arts, crocheting, sewing, needlepoint and took her first basketry class in 1972. While her main interest is basketry, she enjoys various fiber techniques, including weaving, spinning, and knotting.

The love of the ocean and what's beneath plays an influential part in Gerri's art. She is known for her Fishbone Vessels and Knotted Fiber Sculptures. Gerri is a national and international exhibiting artist and has her artwork in the permanent collections of the Long Beach Museum of Art and the Museum of Ventura County.

Luster Green Anenome
Luster Green Anenome
Monofilament, jelly yarn, tubing, and glass beads
4" h x 20" w x 12" d

"It is a very different world at sea than it is on land. When at sea the vastness and ever changing conditions constantly inspire me and keep me in awe. Nothing symbolizes tranquility more than water. It is what centers my being. This is God's country. No land in sight. A small speck floating in the ocean. It makes me take a look at how fragile one's existence is."


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