Artwear~ “Asian Whisper”. Dense-stitch quilting, rayon and metallics on cotton, original design draped in polyester, tassel and bead belt. © 2001 Joni Beach. 2001 Mid-Atlantic Wearable Art Festival VII. (Artist’s Collection). The form of the body adds a complexity to any garment that is also intended as a work of art. My artwear usually begins with an inspiration…an idea or concept…and some wonderful fabrics and threads.