From a distance it may look as though Diane Meyer has only blurred out sections of her photographs. But in fact she has used embroidery to create a similar vision. The pixel effect is very detailed, as she has payed attention to the colour and tones in the images.
The photographs are of a certain point of Meyers life and she illustrates how a snapshot can show a hidden truth about the reality of the moment. The photographs a very nostalgic but obscure.
There is something about family photos that always strive to portray a perfect life and everyone is smiling to cover the reality. However, Meyer tends to embroider spaces that may not just covering faces or people. When this is done, many secrets are being shown as untold.
Nobuhiro Nakanishi creates beautiful and memorising landscapes which are produces by photographing a place over a period of time. The images are then laser printed and mounted on to acrylic.
As you walk along the pieces, you are taken a long a journey and an experience of time passing in a certain place. The photographs are in are taken in to another dimension and makes the audience feel they are actually there. Not only this, but this method has emphasised even more details within the photographs. Whether it be the electrical lights or natural lighting, the acrylics project the image on to the floor and wall, like a sculptures shadow
Each layered drawing produces its own individual pattern. The colours can go from dark to light or the opacity fades out. All in which displays time.
Nakanishi is able to trigger our own personal memories in away that a normal photographic landscape could.
On my previous images with text, I did not place the language to fit the architecture. For example, the photos with stairs could have had the text placed on the actual steps. The reason for this is that, my images are very strong so the text placed anywhere can ruin it.
I focused more on the structure and colours to suit the text. I wanted the words to almost blend in with the architecture so it becomes a part of it and makes it harder to see. The font is also reflects architecture because of the stem, tail and arms within the letters.
Ed Ruscha is an America artist who pairs text with drawings and paintings. His images are often simple and filled with colour, whilst the language is often humorous and quite poetic. Instead of just painting or placing words on his canvas, he pays a great deal of attention to the font and the placement. The it then becomes something visual and more of an object rather than plain text.
The relationship between the text and images can be mysterious. The audience will then observe more closely to both to try and figure out the link within the objects. There is a juxtaposition between art and design similar to what is seen in pop art.
Roger Peet displays how white people see the world. The concept of his art, is to show what the western culture are forgetting when they decide to appropriate elements. Peet created ‘whiteness goggles’ for the audience to wear. Once put on, the painful image of what people of colour have suffered in the background fades away.