‘Embroidered Text Messages'

 - Nov 11, 2008   Updated: Jun 15 2011
References: gingeranyhow & notcot.org
Ginger Anyhow's series of 20 embroidered text messages tells the story of a relationship in bite-sized snippets. She's faithfully embroidered the text messages in full, from first flirt to the final farewell.

I love this blend of modern technology with age-old pastimes. The short SMS format of these text messages exposes an intimate aspect of nonverbal communication that has become an essential component of a relationship.

Implications - Artists are starting to incorporate old crafts into a modern setting. By doing this, they take a nostalgic past time and create a newer form, which creates an appreciation within the viewer. As well, these pieces are unique and add an old age touch to the home.