Tag Archives: Emotional

Human Encounters at Costco on a Sunday Afternoon

Human Encounters at Costco on a Sunday Afternoon.jpgI rarely visit at the many Shopping Malls in Northern New Jersey where I live.  The enormous density of humans I encounter, and the predictability of what is available for sale does not appeal to me.  I do however, as necessary, take advantage of the value of household and kitchen goods sold at the large box store, Costco.  This past weekend I visited the largest of these box stores in the region.  The drawing here poetically represents hundreds, or perhaps thousands, of humans I encountered. As a Synesthete, my senses are particularly sensitive and exhausted by an afternoon in this environment.

Noche Oscura – The Languor in the Dark Night of the Soul

Remembering my friends Adam Lee and Jason Mejia

  “There you go, swimming deeper into Mystery.  Here I remain only seeing where you used to be…….Gone from Mystery into Mystery. Gone from daylight into night. Another step deeper into darkness, closer to the light.”  Bruce Cockburn

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Silk, Cotton, poly ribbon, metallic and cotton thread and floss 24″x36

“My Chest Hurts – Bacterial Tracheitis”

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.

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12″x12″ linen canvas, silk and linen, cotton and metallic thread and floss 

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Night Time Echoes

 

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Epson Legacy Platine rag paper, archival inks 8.5″ x 11″

My reflection on 2016.      This is a graphic interpretation of the ways I see time.   The rectilinear lines and boxes represent days and months.  As part of my synesthesia, this is how time looks.   Each row is a month, the days are individual boxes. The circles are the broadly defined significant experiences I have had over the last year, and the ripples are what resonates from those experiences moving into the future. The future is behind these images in the center. I cannot as yet see how things will play out. It is in these colors as I was initially seeing this with my eyes open in a darkened room prior to its creation: a night time echo of my experiences in 2016.