Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Emily Barletta

Barletta is an artist in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated in 2003 from the Maryland Institute of Arts. She mostly uses yarn and string, but also incorporates clay and stuffing in a lot of her work. Her forms are inspired by strange plants and underwater creatures.

I enjoy how organic her work is. I am very inspired by natural forms, so these really speak to me. The peach colored clay that she uses is also really nice and unifies her work. The colors that she uses are fairly bold, but still within reason of a natural color pallet. Some of the forms are very alien-looking despite being based off of real creatures.
‘horizon’, 2008 (felt, glue, thread)

‘untitled (green)’, 2008 (clay, stuffing, yarn)

‘untitled (fingers)’, 2008 (clay, stuffing, yarn)

‘untitled (roll)’, 2008 (clay, stuffing, yarn)

‘untitled (spleen)’, 2008 (clay, stuffing, yarn)

Images from http://www.designboom.com/design/emily-barletta/

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