COVID Light Seeking Project
COVID caused so much loss. Schools and libraries shut down. Small businesses went out of business. My gigs and exhibitions were cancelled and I soon found myself thrown full time into an emergency social service job. The stress of the pandemic, sudden job change, and lack of time with friends took it's toll. This series is a result of my attempt to cope with art.
A few years ago I learned I have synesthesia - a one in two thousand condition that means my sense interact with others in a unique way. When I listen to music I experience more than just the sounds. Each song evokes colours and textures that are influenced by my emotions. As I started to meditate on songs and paint my experience, I saw how music brings back forgotten memories - hence the name Synth•amnesia.
When I look back on my life I tend to only remember the big moments - trials overcome, sunrises from mountain tops, and those we’ve lost. However, the memories these songs bring back are much more subtle; sunny days spent by the water, nights filled with tears, and stale heartache.
Series in progress | Nov. 2019 - 2020
Out There Art Festival - August 29 - September 7, 2020
Process: direct link
Moonlight - soy boy (Ariana Grande cover)
Feeling the warmth of a temporary lover as I watch the moonlight colour his face.