That Which Cannot Be Said With Words (2010-2012)

This is a series of digital photographs that demonstrate the vibrance, delicacy, flow, and form constants of synesthetic photisms. The form constants, pictured below, are the result of research by Heinrich Klüver in 1926 that compared the subjective visual experiences of synesthesia, hallucination, physical and psychological stress, and other strong triggers. They are still being used to investigate if there are any commonalities among the very unique experiences of synesthetes. In this series, I chose the photographs that most resembled some of my personal photisms, then found them striking many chords with the form constants. Klüver's research gives synesthetes a valuable reference, as trying to share our exact visual experiences with verbal or written language is often impossible and frustrating.

Visually, these photographs are the closest I've come to showing the aesthetic of synesthesia for me. Motion is evident, nothing is extremely sharp, shapes aren't opaque. This differs for everyone, but I've have many responses from other synesthetes supporting the feel of these photographs.

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