click for larger image Deception Decomposition #1
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  • Copyright © 2020 Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry
  • Size: 23" x 35"
  • Techniques: Original photography, digital design & painting, digital printing, machine quilting
  • Fabric: 100% cotton / Batting:  50% cotton / 50% bamboo
  • Price: $3800.00
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Email • Phone: 360-385-2568 • Snail Mail: Bryerpatch Studio •10 Baycliff Place. • Port Townsend, WA 98368

Design Concept

This quilt is based on a photograph I took in Antarctica in February 2020 at an abandoned whaling station on Deception Island, which is actually the flooded caldera of an active volcano. The whaling station was used to produce whale oil from 1912-1931 and then abandoned, leaving behind steel tanks and furnaces that corroded from the salt spray and the sulfurous steam rising from the water’s edge. They were further damaged by a volcanic eruption and resulting mud slide in 1969. I found some interesting patterns in the corrosion on the decaying equipment. The image for Deception Decomposition was cropped from one of these photos. The image was reshaped, and recolored, and digital painting was added before it was printed on cotton fabric by Spoonflower. It is very heavily quilted with many different colors of polyester and acrylic thread. The backing fabric is from my Color Flow collection for Benartex.


  • Photos Pixels & Pizzazz, (solo exhibition) Lattimer Center for Quilts and Textiles, Tillamook, OR, May 3-June 27, 2021
  • Photos Pixels & Pizzazz, (solo exhibition), McLean Textile Gallery, McLean, VA, April 1-May 2, 2022
  • Photos, Pixels, & Pizzazz: Digital Quilts by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Special exhibition, Road to California Quilters Conference, Ontario, CA, January 17-21, 2023


  • Art Quilt Quarterly, SAQA, 2022, Issue #26, p. 14
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