Artist creates portraits from intricate string art


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/04/24/artist-creates-portraits-from.html


#2

No, this is not possible. Photoshop! Witchcraft! Quantum uncertainty!


#3

String theory, obviously.


#4

On Hackaday.io, someone posted software to help make DIY knock-offs:
https://hackaday.io/project/130951-diy-knit

I fiddled with it last week, had some fun, but didn’t hit on a generated image that was good enough to actually make IRL. It takes a combo of a good image with the right settings.


#5

I made one for pushpins


#6

It’s a different technique using different materials, but the way that the overlapping strings create darker areas reminds me a little of packing tape art - as exemplified by the work of Mark Khaisman.


#7

Similar software has been around for a while. One of me I did some years ago: https://photos.app.goo.gl/5JN9Hb3inDSmAfXN2


#8

Is your image string art, though? Or is it just a bitmap image? The software I linked to has parameters for the number of nails, lines, and size and then outputs step by step instructions for winding the thread. If you have a link to other, possibly better, software I’d like to know about it (Mother’s Day is coming up fast, and I’d like to craft a gift).


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