Melinda K.P. Stees

Melinda K.P. Stees
Image Knits

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Working with yarn = THINKING, about gauge, graphs, and how to make a 3D thing out of a single strand. And making art = SEEING, with a pencil, camera, or Photoshop. I work where THINKING and SEEING overlap, making work that compels the viewer to consider some surprising mix of subject, method, material and scale: small things made large; large images blurred with ultra-low resolution; pictures painted in yarn; yarn morphed into pixels. I want to intrigue you. I want you to ask questions about what you see.

My pieces are knitted poster-size artworks. They are big enough to startle, and to insist that every portrait subject is a hero, and every inanimate object has a hidden beauty. Up close, each piece may look like the surface of a sweater, but back away and you will see an image of near-photographic detail that catches your eye from across the room. I use cotton yarn in 100+ colors, a vintage knitting machine, a unique internal mounting system and many types of handwork at every stage to create these pieces. My goal is to make work that is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.

See my full portfolio at www.ImageKnits.com

Featured Work

st = px

st = px
My guiding principle is ONE STITCH = ONE PIXEL...except where it does not.

IN THE MIRROR (ALL I SEE IS ME)

IN THE MIRROR (ALL I SEE IS ME)
Our shared vulnerability is more important than our physical differences.

SAMMY

SAMMY
SAMMY is everycat--superior, pampered, indispensable.

HOLLY

HOLLY
HOLLY is full of fun but ready to work at an instant's notice, too.

MINIMAL ME

MINIMAL ME
How many black pixels can I leave out and still have...me?

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