Emily Hass’ series, “SIDES Berlin”, is based on the original architectural plans and sections of her father’s childhood home on Altonaer Strasse in Tiergarten where he lived up until 1938, when he and his immediate family escaped Nazi Germany to live in London. (The building was subsequently bombed in 1943.) This work visually echoes the loss of three-dimensional space by creating a two-dimensional memorial. Using canvas strands, Hass sews the abstracted architectural documents onto large sheets of black paper.
Emily Hass has graduate degrees in Psychology and Design from Harvard University. Her artwork can be seen through The Drawing Center Viewing Program and is sold through the flatfile program at Pierogi Gallery in Brooklyn. For more images from this series and to see other work, please go to the artist’s website.