“Seeing is also creating.” – Goethe
This project explores the theory and examples of specific aesthetics driven by grapheme-color synesthesia. Grapheme-color synesthesia is a crossover neuropsychological sensation in which one's perception of letters, numbers, and symbols is automatically and involuntarily associated with the experience of specific colors. Here, the synesthetic aesthetic is deconstructed through an inverse engagement with poetry, music, and other grapheme-based media via digital painting. Enhanced by the tangibility of typewriting, words become microcosms of chromatic texture, replacing the flatly desaturated marks we call letters.
Exhibitions & Press:
One of these pieces was exhibited at Ars Electronica 2020, in the virtual .Art gallery.
One piece was commissioned for the album cover of Tiggy's song "Youth's on Fire," released on Spotify, Apple Music, Soundcloud, etc.
Several of these pieces were included in BINGE Magazine's October 2020 issue.
The process of creating these pieces was featured on the Adobe Blog.
This project was featured in Placeholder Zine.