DIANE MEYER

TIME SPENT THAT MIGHT OTHERWISE BE FORGOTTEN 

2011 – 2016

In the series Time Spent That Might Otherwise Be Forgotten, cross stitch embroidery has been sewn directly into family photographs. The images are broken down and reformed through the embroidery, into a hand-sewn pixel structure. As areas of the image are concealed by the embroidery, small, seemingly trivial details emerge while the larger picture and context are erased. Meyer is interested in the disjunct, between actual experience and photographic representation, and photography’s ability to supplant memory. By borrowing the visual language of digital imaging with an analog process, a connection is made between forgetting and digital file corruption. The tactility of the pieces also references the growing trend of photographss remaining primarily digital—stored on cell phones and hard drives—but rarely printed out into a tangible object.

 

Print Sizes Vary, Edition: 3+2AP

Archival Pigment Print with Hand-Sewn Embroidery