Thursday, 23 June 2011

second light





these are the first two in what i think may well be an ongoing series...related to the previous post but slightly different

where to start in describing their roots.....

probably a magical month spent in morocco years ago

thinking about magic carpets...inspired by this recent blog post and this blog post from last year

wanting to use glorious vibrant colour


but mainly about internal worlds...thinking

i have synesthesia...in my case a beautiful combination of touch and colour...textures appear as flashes of colour

i often think about texture in my painting ...but am incorporating it more directly in this series

other things i have been considering are entoptic phenomena... visual experiences derived from within the eye or brain, particularly phosphenes ... characterised by the experience of seeing light without light actually entering the eye

they are often seen in altered states of consciousness....which is just how i experience painting