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Reflection #22
by Caryl Bryer Fallert
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  • Copyright 1992 Caryl Bryer Fallert
  • Size: 37" high x 63" wide (94 cm x 160 cm)
  • Techniques: Hand dyed , hand painted, machine pieced, pleated and quilted
  • Materials: fabric: 100% cotton / batting: 100% wool
  • Owner: Private collection, Lexington, KY

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Design Concept

This is one of a series of quilts in which three dimensional, constructed tucks are pieced into a patterned background. This is the second quilt in the series about a visit to Carnarvon Gorge, a beautiful national park in Australia. This dramatic gorge is filled with exotic vegetation, some of it pre-historic, and found in very few places on earth. In a number of locations throughout the gorge are found 10,000 year old Aboriginal rocks paintings in the red and yellow ocher colors of the soil. After a long, hot day of hiking, we climbed into a side canyon called the "Moss Garden", and found a cool, green, peaceful place where both the spirit and the body could rest. This quilt is about the experience of being in that place.

The background fabric was painted with fiber reactive dyes, and textile paints. The green foliage patterns represent the pre-historic foliage. Each tuck is constructed from two different fabrics. The fabrics for the left side of the tucks were dyed in gradations of colors that represent the foliage and flowers of the "Moss Garden". The fabrics on the right sides of the tucks were dyed in colors that represent the rocks, and the Aboriginal rock paintings.
The use of color and value gradations, and the twisting of the tucks from side to side, create the illusion of movement and light across the surface of the quilt. A fabric printed in the patterns of Aboriginal bark paintings is used on the back of the quilt.

This quilt was created as a commission for a private collection in Lexington, Kentucky.

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Installation: right side and left side views. The colors change depending on your point of view.
Below: Home where quilt is installed
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Updated 7/25/15