These images are the result of ongoing experiments inspired by the topic of ‘synaesthesia’ or the ‘union of the senses.’ Synaesthesia is described as a neurological phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in other sensory channels. So, the idea of a sound triggering a colour, or a sight triggering a smell etc. I also experimented with the combination of flowering plants and decaying plant matter, which is a consistent theme in my pictures, the life death decay life cycle.
‘Does beauty lie in the eye of the beholder, or in the things beheld? Neither really, because beauty lives and works its magic in the space between things, between our bodies and the other bodies it surrounds, in the erotically charged space between our animal flesh and the animate earth.’ David Abram