st = px (2018) 24″ x 29″

The fundamental principle behind my manipulation of images, and their presentation in knitted yarn, is that one stitch = one pixel. A knitted stitch (st) is much larger than a printed pixel (px), so a knitted image will contain far fewer stitches than the pixels in a printed image of the same size. In the presentation of digital images, pixels are the carriers of information; my knitted images are essentially digital images (a topic for a whole different other conversation), so I want as many pixels (stitches) as I can get in order to communicate as much information as possible.

If you followed all that, then you will see that my images are by definition low-resolution (not many pixels for the size of the image) and necessarily quite large in order to give me even a bare minimum number of pixels to work with. I spend a lot of time experimenting with ways to cram as much information as possible into every pixel, trying to make every single one count.

In this piece, though, I playfully turn this fundamental principle on its head, because here every “stitch” gets one pixel…except where it does not, in the very large “stitches” on the right side…although even there, every pixel of the image still gets just one stitch.

I imagine knitters will get this joke more readily than others. It may require a certain “twisted” sense of humor.

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