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What is this?

Bright blue ground with fine lines of deeper blue, shifted at irregular intervals to create the illusion of three-dimensional vertical columns.

Why is this in our collection?

Seismic (angular) was designed and produced by TAR in response to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. It was made using a notched rubber blade to hand-pull the narrow stripes of deep blue across the bright blue cotton chintz ground. Working in tandem across the printing table, Rauscher and Tillett manually jerk the blade at regular intervals, creating a fabric with an architectonic feeling, and giving the illusion of three-dimensional vertical columns.

This is a textile from United States. It is dated 2010 and we acquired it in 2011. Gift of Tillett and Rauscher, Inc..

Its medium is

medium: acrylic on cotton chintz technique: hand-pulled strié label: hand-pulled strié in acrylic medium on cotton

Its dimensions are

H x W: 274.3 x 111.8 cm (9 ft. x 44 in.)

This object was produced by TAR/Tillett and Rauscher Inc. and designed by Nicole Rauscher and Seth Tillett

This object was donated by TAR/Tillett and Rauscher Inc.

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