Artist Diane Meyer‘s ongoing series Time Spend That Might Otherwise Be Forgotten uses old family photographs with embroidered faces.
She states that “as areas of the image are concealed by the embroidery, small, seemingly trivial details emerge while the larger picture and context are erased.”
I am 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 photos remaining primarily digital—stored on cell phones and hard drives, but rarely printed out into a tangible object.