Visions Shared: A Firsthand Look into Synesthesia and Art

  title={Visions Shared: A Firsthand Look into Synesthesia and Art},
  author={Carol Steen},
  journal={Leonardo Music Journal},
  • Carol Steen
  • Published 1 June 2001
  • Art
  • Leonardo Music Journal
The author discusses her experiences as an artist and synesthete. She describes her synesthetic perceptionsher experiences of touch, sound and other sensory input in the form of often strikingly colorful visions. She explains the development of her awareness of her synesthesia and of methods and preferred techniques for communicating these experiences through painting and sculpture, thus allowing her to express what would otherwise not be fully expressible. The author finds that art inspired by… Expand
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