During the month of January my drawing installation, Synesthesia Exercise I, (pictured here) will be on display at the Children’s Creativity Museum. Synesthesia is a condition in which the stimulation of one sense (sight, hearing, taste, touch, smell) leads to an automatic response in a second sense. The making of this installation was treated as an exercise in Synesthesia, and the drawings are meant to serve as a visual translation of the surrounding sounds at the time of it’s creation.
This weekend I will be leading the DIY Featured Workshop at the museum. Children will explore ways to translate sound into sight by drawing a range of lines and colors while listening to rhythms and tones of music. They’ll make comparisons between the marks on their paper and the sounds that they hear.