ABOUT ADRIENNE/CRYSTAL BANANAS
Adrienne Beacham is a Maine artist and textile designer who stitches together distinct media into eccentric creations.
A fusion of painting, printmaking, drawing, collage, and fiber arts, her pieces often feature monsters and other ridiculous personalities. Much of her work draws on the vivid nature of childhood experience and is characterized by an interesting mixture of playful chaos and meditative precision. Growing up, Adrienne was an anxious child with an unruly imagination. As an adult, she hasn’t changed much. Her monsters are simultaneously the cute “imaginary friend” and the creepy “thing under the bed.” She loves working with materials of all kinds, and is endlessly fascinated by the translation of ideas into physical form.
Since 2014, Adrienne has worked in Monmouth as the designer for Maine Heritage Weavers, an heirloom textile manufacturer carrying on in the tradition of Bates Manufacturing Company. At Maine Heritage, she has played a key part in the development of both traditional and modern textile designs for an array of customers, including national home goods retailers and boutique brands throughout North America and Europe.
In addition to making art, Adrienne’s restless energy manifests itself in a passion for local foods, cooking, and recipe-writing. She is an avid weightlifter, and loves collecting and caring for her many houseplants. Soon, she hopes to expand this website to include a section of her original recipes and experimentations with plating and food photography.