Spain is dark orange, February is lilac and my next door neighbor is a smudgy shade of green. I've been born with synesthesia: an abnormality in the brain where the senses of a person function as a union, they crossover. The letters of the alphabet, numbers, words, the days of the week, months, countries, music, names, people; I automatically 'see' them in colours. These shades are then again associated with personality traits, gender, scents and/or tastes. As a child I learned to type on this particular keyboard, I would memorize all the letters and their placement by their tints. This piece is a simple visualization of what happens in my brain, as I perceive the world around me.

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Spain is dark orange, February is lilac and my next door neighbor is a smudgy shade of green. I've been born with synesthesia: an abnormality in the brain where the senses of a person function as a union, they crossover. The letters of the alphabet, numbers, words, the days of the week, months, countries, music, names, people; I automatically 'see' them in colours. These shades are then again associated with personality traits, gender, scents and/or tastes. As a child I learned to type on this particular keyboard, I would memorize all the letters and their placement by their tints. This piece is a simple visualization of what happens in my brain, as I perceive the world around me.
Spain is dark orange, February is lilac and my next door neighbor is a smudgy shade of green. I've been born with synesthesia: an abnormality in the brain where the senses of a person function as a union, they crossover. The letters of the alphabet, numbers, words, the days of the week, months, countries, music, names, people; I automatically 'see' them in colours. These shades are then again associated with personality traits, gender, scents and/or tastes. As a child I learned to type on this particular keyboard, I would memorize all the letters and their placement by their tints. This piece is a simple visualization of what happens in my brain, as I perceive the world around me.