Thursday

Emily Barletta's Sculptural Crochet


Spotted the work of Emily Barletta this morning over at Design Milk and was stunned by the colors, rhythms, and topographies of her crochet pieces. Emily's site contains gallery after gallery of her ambitious, beautiful, and mostly improvised works. Well worth a few minutes of your time if you are so inclined.



This from her home page:
"I try to focus on the individual movement as it is happening and not plan what a piece will look like in the end. The materials have a way they want to naturally move and grow. It is futile to try and work against them by planning. I view each object I make as a physical container instilled with the memories and experiences that occurred while it was being made."


5 comments:

  1. Somehow, it reminds me of Nathasha St. Michael's Beadwork. It's probably because it is so organic-looking. Here's a link to her work: http://natashastmichael.com

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  2. Fanie - Thanks! I'll definitely check it out.

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  3. That reminds me of this TED talk.

    http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/margaret_wertheim_crochets_the_coral_reef.html

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  4. That's a great TED TALK. Everybody should check it out! Thanks!

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  5. Similar to the idea, my favorite has to be the Coral Reef Project: http://www.theiff.org/reef/index.html and http://sydneyreef.blogspot.com/.

    It's pretty amazing what they can do w/ the free form art.

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