Beyond awesome: rewiring your senses

As a synesthete, anything about the ability of one sense to trigger another sense is immediately of interest to me. Gabe sent me this article from Wired, which also led me to this one from Discover. The point of both is that the parts of the brain we use to process input from each of our senses can be used to process information for other senses…basically just that the brain is extraordinarily plastic in ways that are almost impossible to conceive of because they challenge our fundamental perceptions. (As a sidenote, we’re taught (in the US at least) that humans[…]

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256: work in progress

At Christmas last year, my gift to my brother Adam was that I’d do a painting of any number he wanted. Since he’s a nerdy (read: fascinating and cool) guy, I thought that might appeal. After several months he settled on a pretty nerdy number indeed: 256. After several more months, I’m finally working on the piece: I’m not sure if this is done yet. I have to live with it for a bit to figure that out. Share this…TwitterLinkedinPinterestemailGoogle+

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7440: first phase

Making a list of stuff I can do to feel better the other day, I realized that it makes me feel very good to think about the number 7440. I find it very soothing. It’s so smooth…and the color is beautiful, blue, both bright and subdued at the same time. With inner motion but outer stillness. So I’m painting it. I think this will be the first of potentially several paintings of this number. This is just phase 1. I intend to fill the numbers in with white and do a heavy layer of gloss gel over it. Share this…TwitterLinkedinPinterestemailGoogle+

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2569062 miniature

I haven’t painted anything in weeks, so I’m easing back into it with another miniature of an exisiting number painting: 2569062. This is all pen so technically I suppose it’s not a “painting”. The blue numbers are card stock stickers. This is the easiest way for me to protect the white space of the numbers–they’ll come off when I’m done. Oh, and I realized too late that I had only 2 6s/9s so one has had to do double duty, which is why the 9 is already blank. Share this…TwitterLinkedinPinterestemailGoogle+

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