“I have been working on a series recently, called Dwellings, in which I create collages of houses which I have photographed on my travels (mostly in the U.S., but also on a trip to Australia for Christmas). I think this series stems from the immigrant experience, from wanting to understand how people live here. There is an incredibly diverse range of domestic architectural styles across the U.S. and within New York” — Liesl Pfeffer
Originally from Brisbane, Australia, Liesl Pfeffer (b.1979) is an artist living and working in Berlin, Germany. Whether working in photography or textiles, Liesl is interested in the act of dissecting and reconstructing in order to achieve new meaning. In her photographs, Liesl constructs images of the natural and built environment using analog darkroom techniques, still-life photography and collage. Liesl’s textile works are composed of machine pieced and hand-quilted cotton sewn into both large and small tapestries. Inspired by marine signal flags used to communicate at great distances while at sea, Liesl’s textile works are an investigation in language and personal symbology.
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