view of sassy femme's page
The inspiration and point of contact for this panel is Sassy Femme. This site has a large section which is devoted to the 'Childhood adventures of Barbie'. Anne also keeps us in touch with her life via an online journal, photos of her family and she shares some of her favourite recipes. Anne's sig file is

"In a world so filled with hatred and violence, you should be happy that I love, no matter who I love." She explained to me in a private email that it "sums up a good portion of what I"m trying to do, particularly through my journal... show the world that it doesn't matter whether or not I'm a lesbian, I'm just like everyone else. It doesn't matter who I love."

This is part of a body of work which is an exploration into how women are representing themselves on the World Wide Web, and the connection between 'homemaking' and 'home page'. Embroidery is a culturally-loaded textile art often associated with gender, the domestic, memory or nostalgia. I use stitchery to seduce and draw the viewer in. The desire to touch a textile and the need to connect with the work in a physical sense is a metaphor for the internet's promise of community.

To produce this image, screen shots from the Anne's home pages were taken, then combined and manipulated in Photoshop. The image was then printed on cotton fabric using a Colour Style Writer 2400. To this print I added stitchery using various hand dyed threads of cotton, silk, and wool.

The exhibition "Playing False" was held in the Craft ACT Gallery, Canberra, Australia, between the 3rd of September 1997 and the 21st September 1997.

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