In the ongoing series entitled Time Spent That Might Otherwise Be Forgotten, artist Diane Meyer uses old family photographs and embroiders their faces to conceal their identity. The old photos are given second life by turning them into works of art that might otherwise be relegated to photo albums, only to be looked at during special occasions. 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.