paktsardines t1_je8mmdo wrote

I think you misunderstood what I was trying to say. History tells me that was probably my fault.

The way it works is that you supply an image to a program (probably the one I linked to) and the program gives you a set of instructions for where to place every string and what colour string to use to recreate the image as a real-life string picture (which is what OP is showing here). So OP is not so much an alien, more someone who is good at following the instructions generated by a computer program.