The Second Magpie

Synaesthesia: A Strange Arrangement of Colour

In Uncategorized on October 20, 2010 at 22:44

About four weeks ago I started some research into synaesthesia, in particular color-graphemic synaesthesia. Thank you to everyone who took time to message me with their colourful alphabets.

This was a perfect way for me to play with paper and colour, melting plastic, creating collages and adding anything to these that got in my way.

Speaking as someone with synaesthesia I can tell you the colour brings the letters to life, they begin to have personality and almost jump from the page, which was the impression I was trying to create. In some of the pieces there is a chance you will catch fleeting glimpses of words amongst the colour. The pieces I produced reverse the roles, so a person without synaesthesia who was suddenly given this condition without warning would be amongst colourful confusion, entangled alphabets and occasionally catch sight of a familiar word.

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