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  • Copyright © 2024 Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry
  • Size: 30" wide x 30" high
  • Techniques: original photography, digital design, digital painting, digital printing, machine quilting
  • Materials: Fabric: 100% cotton / Batting:  50% cotton / 50% bamboo
  • Price: $4200.00
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1 In Hobart Tasmania (AUS) we visited the Museum of Old & New Art (MONA), a truly weird and wonderful experience. It’s too much to explain in an artist’s statement, but you can read all about it at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Museum_of_Old_and_New_Art.

On the top level I took a photograph looking down three levels. I was fascinated by the patterns of cracks in the sandstone and the kerf marks made by the cutting tools used to shape it.

To me, one of the most interesting things was the texture of the rock from which the museum was carved.


My quilt began with part of a photograph I took of the wall. I played with the photo, changing the shape to square and rotating it to change the orientation. I adding contrast, and saturation, which brought out colors that were not immediately apparent in the original photo.

On my Surface computer, I painted out details that I didn't want in the quilt and drew in black lines to emphasize the cracks in the rock.

My computer has a 14" x 24" touch screen that tilts like a drawing board and allows me to draw and paint directly on the screen with my finger or a stylus.

4 The altered image was printed on cotton fabric by Spoonflower. In the quilting I used many different colors of polyester and acrylic thread. I began by following some of the kerf marks with my stitching, but soon began treating the image as simply an abstract design. click for larger image
5 The quilt is heavily encrusted with thread. I built up layers of stitching one over another, often going in different directions, creating a complex surface texture. Click for larger image.
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