The video games of the 80's and 90's have had a undeniable impact on my personal creativity. The movement, colours and music merged with a unique aesthetic captures my imagination.
The games of these times uses pixels to create the objects and shapes seen on screen. In my art I translate video game screenshots into needle point as the concept of pixelation mimics stitches on canvas.
My art is my way of sharing these experiences by recreating visuals true to the source material.
In my creative process I'm striving for a constant variation in my choice of method and material. I challenge myself to find new combinations of stitches and threads.
The endless stitch and material combinations within this craft continue to fascinate and inspire me. I want my works to be rooted in classic needle point, mirroring the legacy of the craft.
Performing this slow and methodical craft is a fundamental part of my artistry, and reaching the end and seeing the finished result is an emotional journey. Just like the seemingly impossible challenges of some video games, starting up a new needle point project can sometimes feel overwhelming.
An intricately detailed background or character may be visible for a short moment before being lost forever. My art is based on a strong motivation to share these images and present them, and the craft, in a new context and to new audiences.
The similarities between such a long standing craft as needle point, and the relatively modern phenomenon that is video gaming never cease to amaze me. Digital screenshots often provide completely new associations when translated into yarn. Just like I'm constantly exploring these unexpected correlations, I hope that the viewers of my art might also discover something new when approaching my artistry.