Lives and works in Los Angeles, California
These images are from a series of 43 hand-sewn photographs taken along the entire path of the former Berlin Wall.
Sections of the photographs have been obscured by cross-stitch embroidery sewn directly into the photograph. The embroidery is made to resemble pixels and borrows the visual language of digital imaging in an analog, tactile process. In many images, the embroidered sections represent the exact scale and location of the former Wall offering a pixelated view of what lies behind. In this way, the embroidery appears as a translucent trace in the landscape of something that no longer exists but is a weight on history and memory.
House, Former Wall Area Near Lichterfelde Sud; Hand Sewn Archival Ink Jet Print, 5x7 inches, 2017
Checkpoint Charlie, Hand Sewn Archival Ink Jet Print, 7x9 inches, 2016
Brandenburg Gate, Hand Sewn Archival Ink Jet Print, 14x16 inches, 2015
Mauer Park, Hand Sewn Archival Ink Jet Print, 8.5x11 inches, 2012
Heidelbergerstrasse, Hand Sewn Archival Ink Jet Print, 4x5 inches, 2019
Engeldamm, Hand Sewn Archival Ink Jet Print, 4x5 inches, 2019
Former Guard Tower Off Puschkinallee, HAnd Sewn Archival Ink Jet Print, 13.5x10.5 inches, 2013
Griebnitzsee, Hand Sewn Archival Ink Jet Print, 10x12 inches, 2019
Former Guard Tower, Deutsche Waldjugend NAture Conservancy, Hand Sewn Archival Ink Jet Print, 6x8 inches, 2019
Reichstag, Hand Sewn Archival Ink Jet Print, 9x12 inches, 2019
Diane Meyer received a BFA in Photography from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts in 1999 and an MFA in Visual Arts from UC San Diego in 2002.
Her work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions at the Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester; the 18th Street Art Center, Santa Monica; AIR Gallery, NYC, Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City and Klompching Gallery in New York and numerous group exhibitions in the US and abroad.
Her work is in the permanent collections of the George Eastman Museum, Clarinda Carnegie Museum, the Hood Museum, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago and the University of Maryland.