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.