High Tech Tucks #35
High Tech Tucks 35 • 44” x 79” • Copyright  © 1994 Caryl Bryer Fallert • Bryerpatch Studio • www.bryerpatch.com

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  • Copyright © 1994 Caryl Bryer Fallert
  • Size: 79" wide X 44" high
  • Techniques: Hand dyed and painted, machine pieced, and quilted
  • Materials: fabric: 100% cotton / batting: 100% wool
  • Permanent collection: R.R. Street & Co. Naperville, IL

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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 fabrics used to piece the background were dyed in several gradations of black , white and gray. The grays range from cool blue/green grays to warm putty colored grays. The background design is a series of interweaving zig-zags that appear to be dimensional.

Each of the ½" "tucks" was constructed from two different fabrics. The right sides of the tucks are made from fabrics dyed in a forty-seven color gradation of pure rainbow hues. The left sides of the tucks graduate from black to warm gray to white interspersed with areas of small black and white checks. 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 surrounded by an inner border of black, followed by a middle border of black and white checks, followed by an outer border of black. The quilt in bound on the outer edge with a fabric dyed in graduated rainbow colors.


    LOCATION: main office of corporate headquarters, Naperville, IL
    Mary Bell Gallery
    Chicago IL 60610-3528
    INSTALLATION: October 17, 1994


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