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Artist Adds Intriguing Tactile Quality To Photos With Cross-Stitch Embroidery

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Artist and photographer Diane Meyer obscured sections of photographs not with the easier option of digital pixelation, but by sewing cross-stitch embroidery over them.

By using threads that match the colors in the picture, she was able to physically create a mosaic effect, which is usually generated with digital tools and commonly used to obscure pictures in the media.

“The project refers to the failures of photography in preserving experience and personal history as well as the means by which photographs become nostalgic objects that obscure objective understandings of the past.”

The photographs used in the project have been taken in New Jersey, western US and Italy—view more of her intriguing work on her website.


[via Faith Is Torment]
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