Knit Prints by Faith Humphrey Hill
“Knit prints celebrate our common thread. Combining the visual symbolism of knitting with the expressive color and rendering of digital drawing. I strive to create a comfort and familiarity between viewer and subject even though they may be strangers.”
Faith’s passion to balance the natural and the mechanical was driven by health challenges that left her with metal implants in her back and heart. She developed her skills through her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her Masters in Arts Management from Columbia College.
In addition to integrating drawing and knitting visually, Faith brings together traditional and modern processes when creating the artwork. She first identifies engaging subjects through online networks, then draws them free hand using digital tools. Using software she generates a multi-color knit pattern from the drawing, which she then hand-knits before digitally combining into the final piece. The work is shared through her website, dartily.com and printed in limited edition for exhibition.
Faith’s work communicates a sense of unity created by the dance of the familiar and foreign, earthy and electric, real and virtual. The knit prints are Faith Humphrey Hill’s way to express how disparate elements can be integrated into a beautifully cohesive whole.