Mobile Guerrilla Knits®

Urban Art is one of my passions.
As a guerilla-knitter I  installed knitted pieces and pompoms in public spaces around the world and it was just facinating to learn how people in different places reacted to my work.

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Since 2011 I have been making Mobile Guerrilla Knits®, an art project in which I connect with people through internet. Come and see them for real at Route du Nord, June 7 – 9, 2013.

By transferring digital information into tangible products I link the digital world with the real world and by sharing this I create interaction between the virtual and the real world.

The Mobile Guerrilla Knits® are portraits in wool.
Each one is unique as they are based on Facebook profile pictures that I select simply because they inspire me. Often of people unknown to me. Each profile picture I select becomes a sort of muse. I spent a lot of time looking at the images when I transfor them into portraits in wool and it’s as if you get to know the person behind the image a little bit better in the creative process.

After selecting the Facebook profile picture image, I send the person this message ‘ I love your profile picture and gonna turn it into a Mobile Guerrilla Knit® ‘. A what?!, often the beginning of wonderful stories.

Unlike the urban-art guerilla-knitting, my unique Mobile Guerrilla Knits® are mend to be used inside.

One day my so called muses will receive his or her knitted portrait. Hand delivered by me or in the mail. For them to tag the unique Mobile Guerrilla Knit® anywhere in the house or at work as a tangible reminder of our digital or real-time encounter.

Join the community on Facebook  and see the selected profile pictures, background information and peoples reactions.

Via this link you can see all the images on this website of the portraits I made up till now.

Your own cool in wool portrait

Additional to the ongoing Mobile Guerrilla Knits® series, I take commissions to create your “cool in wool portrait” based on a photo of you, your family, colleagues, friends …  A great and original gift.
Contact me for more information.

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