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Diane Meyer: Time Spent That Might Otherwise Be Forgotten

We’ve stumbled over this collection of photographs dressed with a poignant twist by artist Diane Meyer over at Flavorwire, and we just fell in love at first sight. Have a look.

The act of blurring certain portions (if not, all) of a photograph is not exactly groundbreaking, but what makes Diane Meyer’s work stand out is that she takes personal photographs taken at various points and places of her life, and obscures sections by meticulously sewing each pixel in.

Diane Meyer. New Jersey II: 1978, Hand-sewn Archival Ink Jet Print, 5 × 7 in., 2011

Meyers shares that the project, entitled Time Spent That Might Otherwise Be Forgotten, “refers to the failures of photography in preserving experience and personal history as well as the means by which photographs become nostalgic objects that objective understandings of the past.”

Diane Meyer. New Jersey V: 1979, Hand-sewn Archival Ink Jet Print, 5 × 7 in., 2011

The result is a poignant, and beautifully textured set of mementos.

You can view more from this series here, and more of Meyer’s other work here.

Diane Meyer. New Jersey V: 1989, Hand-sewn Archival Ink Jet Print, 6 × 8 in., 2012

All information for this article was taken from Flavorwire and Diane Meyer’s website.

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