Reflection #35
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  • Copyright © 1994 Caryl Bryer Fallert
  • Size: 42" x 30" (107cm x 76cm)
  • Techniques: Hand dyed, machine pieced pleated, and quilted
  • Materials: fabric-100% cotton / batting: 100% wool.
  • Owner: Collection of the National Weather Service Training Center, Kansas City, MO
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Design Concept

This is one of a series of quilts in which three dimensional, constructed tucks are incorporated into a patterned background.  The background fabric for REFLECTION #35 was painted with fiber reactive dyes, in an expressionistic, freeform design. 

Each of the ½"  "tucks” was constructed from two different fabrics.  The left sides of the tucks were made from fabrics dyed in color to color gradations from fuchsia to moss green to burnt orange to gold.   The right sides of the tucks graduate from navy to deep blue/violet to white.  The use of color and value (light to dark) gradations, and the twisting of the tucks from side to side, create the illusion of movement and light across the surface of the quilt.  Because different color gradations are used on the right and left sides of the three dimensional tucks, the appearance of the quilt can be changed significantly by changing your point of view.  I like to call the quilts in this series "viewer participation art."

The three dimensional center of the quilt is bordered by a narrow band of navy, followed by a wider border of the painted background fabric.


  • JASON GALLERY, 1994, Chicago, IL

    COLORS OF EARTH AND SPACE, NASA Ames Research Center, Visitors' Center, Moffett Field, CA

    Merced Courthouse Museum, Penny Nii Gallery, Merced, CA, Oct. 17-Nov. 19

    SPECTRUM: THE TEXTILE ART OF CARYL BRYER FALLERT, Solo Exhibition, 1998, New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA


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