Arc-i-Texture!

By Carol Taylor

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All Arc-i-texture pieces come in two sizes.
Prices 
15" x 15" : $375 
12" x 12" : $295

This series is based on the theme of circles ("arcs") as a design element super imposed on top of a composition of textured fabrics.  Thus the name Arc-i-Texture! 

These are all small works ranging from 15" x 15" and 12" x 12" in size.  The textured fabrics include velvets, suedes, organzas, brocades, glitzy-shiny fabrics, feathers,  and all kinds of other wonderful fabrics I found in the garment district in NYC. 

These fabrics make lovely compositions all by themselves, but I discovered that the pieces became more interesting by adding another layer of design by couching multicolored threads and ribbons in a circular design on top of them. The series now consists of 41 small quilts, differentiated here by color and number.

 

Before you go on to the Small Works, 

          here are some larger pieces in the series....................

Sunrise #2

19 x 76"

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Sunrise #1   sold
14 x 71

Sunset 2


Raindrop Reflections (37 x 37)
The black and white tile floor background shows the splatter of sparkly raindrop reflections of many sizes of metallic, suede, and cotton ribbon floss circles.


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Sunsetsold

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Night & Day (14.5 x 74.5)

 

The value flow from cream to orange to turquoise to brown creates the illusion of going from Day to Night. Embellished with yarn circles and half circles as well as beads.

 

 

 

 

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Sunlit (41 x 57)

This piece uses value to create a flow from light in the middle to dark on the outside in both the base fabrics and the embellishments, reminding the viewer of sunlight and shadows.

 

    

 

Moonglow (35 x 53)

 The textured fabrics in this piece include velvets, suedes, organzas, brocades, glitzy-shiny fabrics, and hand dyed and painted cottons. These fabrics make lovely compositions all by themselves, but I discovered that the pieces became more interesting by adding another layer of design by couching multicolored threads and ribbons in a circular design on top of them.   Using value as my guide, the yellows and pale blues disperse into the blues, greens and purples, creating the glow of the moon in a deep, rich blue sky background.

 

     

Moonglow Detail


Bubbles

#54 Bubbles sold

15 x 30"

 

Detail

 

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Newest Arc-i-Texture Wall Hangings (15" x 15") – September 2011

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Tiptoe Through the Tulips (79 x 39)

An abstract view of the wonderful fields of flowers (tulips) in the spring, embellished by couched spirals and quilted spirals to represent the flowers, and surrounded by grassy fields.

 

Tiptoe thru the Tulips

     
Tiptoe thru the Tulips -Detail View

Summer Breezes (18 x 19)sold

This quilt is for the Art in Stitches exhibit at Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, NY where each artist was invited to use a piece in their permanent collection as inspiration and create a small 18 x 19 piece. My inspiration piece was a stained glass window, which was lit from behind, of a summer scene with water, foliage and a large tree. So, I tried to create that sparkle and glow in my small piece as well.

 

        
Summer Breezes  Full and Detail view

 

 

 

 

Arc-i-Textural Blues:  
50.5 x 50.5                               

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Arc-i-Textural Blues

For this is a larger version, I created nine 18" Arc-i-Texture pieces like the small works I originally made.  Then I combined them into a nine patch formation.  The palette came form the wonderful piece of "fabric" composed entirely of feathers that I found in the NYC garment district.  The feathers are a wonderful combination of browns, grays and blues, which I combined with about 25 other textured fabrics with similar colorations.  The fabrics include sequined pieces, silks, brocades, painted, upholstery and other textured materials.

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Arc-i-Textural Blues Detail


Arc-i-Texture1.jpg (199642 bytes) Black, white, red and taupe

#1.   15 x 15  
# 16. 12 x 12 sold

 

 

Arc-i-Texture2.jpg (239748 bytes) Blues, greens and yellows
#2.   15 x 15  sold
#17. 12 x 12
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Black and white
#3.   15 x 15  sold


#18. 12 x 12
sold

Arc-i-Texture4.jpg (178552 bytes) Reds, purples and browns
#4.   15 x 15 sold
#19. 12 x 12
sold
Arc-i-Texture5.jpg (225350 bytes) Browns, grays and cream
#5.   15 x 15 sold 
#20. 12 x 12
Arc-i-Texture6.jpg (223965 bytes)  Black, copper and touches of orange/pink
#6.   15 x 15 
#21. 12 x 12
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Orange, jade, purple and black
#7.   15 x 15  

#22. 12 x 12sold

Arc-i-Texture8.jpg (196281 bytes) Golds, oranges, rust, and black
#8.   15 x 15 
sold 
#23. 12 x 12
Arc-i-Texture9.jpg (307359 bytes) Blues, golds and hot pink
#9.   15 x 15  sold
#24  12 x 12
Arc-i-Texture10.jpg (258655 bytes) Copper, black, and touches of white
#25.  15 x 15sold
#10.  12 x 12  
sold
Arc-i-Texture11.jpg (251793 bytes) Reds, hot pinks, and black

#11.  15 x 15  

#26. 12 x 12

Arc-i-Texture12.jpg (245237 bytes) Greens, yellows and black
#12.  15 x 15  
#27. 12 x 12
sold
Arc-i-Texture13.jpg (240573 bytes) Black, silver and white
#13.  15 x 15  
#28. 12 x 12
sold
Arc-i-Texture14.jpg (204786 bytes) Black, tan, red and white
#14.  15 x 15  
#29. 12 x 12
Arc-i-Texture34.jpg (204443 bytes) #34. 15 x 15sold

#38. 12 x 12  

Arc-i-Texture35.jpg (231850 bytes) #35. 15 x 15

#39.  12 x 12

Arc-i-Texture36.jpg (258023 bytes) #36. 15 x 15

#40. 12 x 12

 
Arc-i-Texture37.jpg (236020 bytes) #37. 15 x 15

#41. 12 x 12sold

 

Mounted on Stretcher strips to hang on the wall
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#10

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