Emily Barletta's (recent) work is amazing. It reflects what I love; repetition and stitching. Especially the way she uses colour in her work is very inspiring to me.
'Barletta’s repetitive gestures, marks, and shape building techniques accumulate and combine in mass to create larger works. 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 patternmaking, weaving, flesh, blood, cells, plants, topography, molds, and diseases.'
I once set myself to do a stitching project as well (absolutely no comparison!). I loved doing it, but it was extremely more time consuming than I thought when I started out. So I can only imagine how much work Emily Barletta puts into each piece.
Emily has a blog as well.