Emily Barletta, Fiber artist, New York
This week we love Emily Barletta’s textile work. Her repetitive gestures, marks, and shape building techniques accumulate and combine in mass to create larger works. Her recent work is a study into stitched drawing techniques, blurring the seam between drawing and fabric design. Emily makes her marks using a needle. Her embroidered shapes play on repetition. Each object she makes is to be viewed as a physical container instilled with the memories and experiences that occurred while it was being made. Through her art she builds imaginary machines that organically grow to reference pattern making, weaving, flesh, blood, cells, plants, topography, molds, and diseases.
For more on Emily’s work visit her on the web.