Note to Self

Kathy Halper's avatar Kathy Halper

This is one of a series of embroidered drawings and portraits I created between 2011 and 2014 when my 3 children were young teenagers. I was fascinated by the new evolution of social media and how it was affecting our youth's perceptions of privacy and communication. I used found images from Facebook and paired them with found texts to create new narratives that captured the exact time in children and their friend's lives, as well as the language and symbols that were being invented by the day. At the time this work began many people in the older generation were shocked and upset by this series, for various personal reasons. It is amazing to me to see how far we have come in just a few years. i doubt anyone is shocked anymore.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1.5 inches
  • Medium: Textile
  • Width: 32 inches
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 26 inches