30 Kaleidoscope A4 rgb

2017 – A2 (420mm x 594mm)
Greylead and acrylic

This piece stems from a deep interest in Synaesthesia, a neurological “condition” which results in music evoking visual experiences – for example, being able to “see” colours when listening to music.
Most of my work is inspired by the stories that song lyrics tell, so this time I wanted to actually illustrate synaesthesia and what it means to me. When I listen to music, I see colours in my mind, and my opinion on whether or not I like a song depends on the colours and shapes it evokes. My favourite songs tend to look similar, either with round colourful shapes on a dark background, or a canvas of watercolours that bleed together.