The Contact: Cross Polarized Gabbro

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The Contact: Cross Polarized Gabbro
85 in
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25 in
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0 in
Year
2014
Photo Credit
Bill Bachhuber
Price
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This is one in a series of over 30 quilts that I call The Contact. I am pursuing the Sierra Nevada of California, from the geologic formations formed eons ago to the crystals you can see under a microscope.
Gabbro is a dark intrusive rock that is sometimes associated with gold-bearing quartz veins. It is monotonous and plain to the naked eye, but polarized light passing through a 30-micron thin section reveals an infinite variety of sharply contrasting crystal twins of feldspar intergrown with colorful pyroxene.
Materials
Cotton sateen, silk organza
Techniques
Hand painted and printed with thickened dyes, raw-edge machine assembly, hand and machine quilted

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