Tag Archives: Synesthete

“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.

Sore chest CWOW.jpg

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

My Chest Hurts .Bacterial Tracheitis.jpg

Autobiography of a Sybarite (2012)

Silk, linen, cotton, cotton thread and floss, cotton-polyester thread and floss, metallic thread and floss 12.5”x11.75”
Silk, linen, cotton, cotton thread and floss, cotton-polyester thread and floss, metallic thread and floss 12.5”x11.75”

I finally am a sybarite: I want all of my senses turned on, tuned up, fed, and watered as often as possible.  The various sections of the piece represent my different senses, lit up and happily responding to the universe into which I have been born. I am so happy I was born a synesthete!!!