When I hear sound, I simultaneously see a color and light show. I have synesthesia, a neurological condition that links my auditory and visual senses. When I realized that not everyone sees the beauty of sound, I decided to paint songs so others could experience the visual richness of music.
Creating these pieces has since become powerful therapy for me as I struggle with grief, depression, and anxiety. My art allows me to express both pain and beauty. It also reminds me that I am capable of producing and sharing radiance even when I am in the midst of hopelessness and despair.
Sometimes I’ll make art that is not explicitly a synesthetic expression, but sound always plays a role. If I want to create an abstract piece that represents grief, I’ll listen to music which evokes colors that best communicate the emotion. If I’m painting a tree, whatever I hear will direct the shapes and hues of the leaves.
The primary medium I use is ink, which I manipulate with blown air, gravity, and brushes to mimic the spontaneous fluidity of what sound looks like.
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“I Love You and I Will Die For You” inspired by alt-J’s Bloodflood Pt. II
“Peacebone” inspired by Animal Collective’s Peacebone
“Spectrolite” inspired by Bayonne’s Spectrolite
“Lovely Day” inspired by alt-J’s Lovely Day
“So Far From Saving” inspired by Bon Iver’s 33 “GOD”
“Sleeplessly Embracing” inspired by alt-J’s Hunger of the Pine
“Being Alone” inspired by Love On A Real Train’s Being Alone
“Hold Back the Curse of the Light” inspired by Exitmusic’s Passage
“We Can Get It Back” inspired by Mutemath’s In No Time
“Weightless” inspired by Marconi Union’s Weightless Part 1
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