As a synesthete, if I care to “look” at what I feel, I can draw it. This is what a sore chest felt like. It was all sort of squeezey pressure with points of pain like a very sore throat in the wrong place. The fabric piece is sewn directly on a commercial 12″ square stretched linen canvas. I am quite well now, and all that remains, thankfully, is the artwork.
12″x12″ linen canvas, silk and linen, cotton and metallic thread and floss
“It’s fascinating how well you captured the essence of this song just as you did Entre Deux, which hangs proudly in my office. I always thought of Entre Deux as a conversation which you represented visually, and the arpeggios of Red Shift always felt like spiraling, circular movement. Thanks for your great creative work, I’m glad to be a source of inspiration…and in turn to be inspired by your art!”
This is truly one of my lifetime most favorite pieces of music!! Terry Riley takes me on an extremely colorful, endlessly fascinating journey. Unlike many of my sound inspired pieces which are usually 10 second slices of what I, as a synesthete see, this is a general gestalt of the bones of the entire “trip”.
This represents only about 10 seconds of the 1971 “Anthrax” album recording of the wonderfully swirling, cyclical mantras of Terry Riley’s Sax, and the piano’s oceanic roll by John Cale, (famous for his membership in the Velvet Underground).
Image below was the first small model for the large piece above. Silk, cotton and metallic thread and floss, 12″x12″
Every single day with Mark Hahn is a blessing- full of laughter, fascinating conversations, kindness and so much LOVE. This is my largest sewn piece to date in my effort to suggest how happy I am with my beloved.