This piece is a double-sided, freestanding, sculptural painting that is split into four quadrants. Each quadrant is sewn to the frame and is both tufted and painted with colors and forms according to curated playlists that center around the artist's visua + Enlarge
/ɔl ɪn maɪ hɛd / 2021 yarn, acrylic and monks cloth on freestanding wooden frame 60in. X 48in. X 2.5in.
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This piece is a double-sided, freestanding, sculptural painting that is split into four quadrants. Each quadrant is sewn to the frame and is both tufted and painted with colors and forms according to curated playlists that center around the artist's visua + Enlarge
/ɔl ɪn maɪ hɛd / 2 2021 yarn, acrylic and monks cloth on freestanding wooden frame 60in. X 48in. X 2.5in.
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This piece is a double-sided, freestanding, sculptural painting that is split into four quadrants. Each quadrant is sewn to the frame and is both tufted and painted with colors and forms according to curated playlists that center around the artist's visua + Enlarge
/ˈpasiv ˈmelənˌkälē/ 2022 yarn, acrylic and monks cloth on freestanding wooden frame 60in. X 48in. X 2.5in.
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This piece is a double-sided, freestanding, sculptural painting that is split into four quadrants. Each quadrant is sewn to the frame and is both tufted and painted with colors and forms according to curated playlists that center around the artist's visua + Enlarge
/ˈpasiv ˈmelənˌkälē/ 2 2022 yarn, acrylic and monks cloth on freestanding wooden frame 60in. X 48in. X 2.5in.
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This piece is an acrylic on burlap painting that depicts a visual experience relating to the artist's synesthesia. The image is a predominantly thaylo blue space that is deep and accompanied by dioxazine purple. The foreground of the image contains ring-l + Enlarge
/ˈnevər nō ī nēd yo͞o T͟Hō, sō/ 2022 acrylic on burlap 12in. X 12in.
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This piece is an acrylic on burlap painting that depicts a visual experience relating to the artist's synesthesia. This piece lies in the yellow realm and is structured like a grid with transparent overlapping layers. The yellow grid is lit from the cente + Enlarge
/yoo no i wil ləv yoo doun/ 2022 acrylic on burlap 12in. X 12in.
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This piece is an acrylic on burlap painting that depicts a visual experience relating to the artist's synesthesia. This image is structured similarly to a grid and lays on a luminous granny smith green background. larger, opaque, pink diamond shapes sit o + Enlarge
/'babe yo͞o är T͟Hē bad/ 2022 acrylic on burlap 12in. X 12in.
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This is a tufted rug that depicts a visual experience relating to the artist's synesthesia. The rug is sky blue, a saturated mint green, true blue, warm yellow, maroon, muted pink, and warm off-white. The rug is organically shaped and contains abstracted + Enlarge
/T͟Hat ˌīˈes mī ˈsənˌlīt biCH/ 2022 yarn on monks cloth 36in. X 36in.
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This is a tufted rug that depicts a visual experience relating to the artist's synesthesia. The rug is a combination of saturated and burnt oranges, maroons and magenta, navy blue and a glowing purple. The rug is organically shaped and contains abstracted + Enlarge
/tôk to͞o mē ˈswēdē spēk hou yo͞o fēl/ 2022 yarn on monks cloth 36in. X 36in.
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Statement

Sound mapping through the visual arts has provided me the opportunity to translate my imaginary landscapes into the physical realm, ultimately depicting a reflection of myself. Based on my experiences with synesthesia, particularly chromesthesia, I visualize color, form, and pattern through sound and channel my happenings with music. The imagery in my work is informed by curated playlists that are reflective of the passage of time in my life, and the auditory components such as pitch, vibration, and tempo establish my visual language of color, mark-making, and material handling.

My listening experiences transform space as the vibrant color palette and usage of repetition or pattern through shape and line emulate the rhythmic feeling when listening to sound. Using a multimedia approach is allowing me to introduce nontraditional tactics into traditional means by synthesizing my painting and fiber practices with the application of physical acrylic paint, tufting, and embroidery. Moreover, the combination of these media provides newfound approaches to space by experimenting with double-sided imagery and structure, which enables space as a medium within itself. The three-dimensional elements that fiber adds to the paint activates the space and still maintains the integrity of the two-dimensional surface. Furthermore, the play between these two accumulations grants room for optics and sensory involvement, especially when considering both sides of the support and the balance between structural and organic forms. Overall, my auditorial experiences through synesthesia present these self-portraits that I continue to explore and unlock during the making process.

 

Painting (BFA) Students