But before I go into my visual arithmetic ( which you can also see on my Steller account here today ), it was the crispy, sparkling garden which drew me outside at first this morning… There was the first proper frost of the year in Brighton last night, and was a cold warning of things to come… I’ve got to get some protection for these Echiums this week before it’s too late! There really wasn’t much at all that was pickable…
So I thought I’d use some indoor colour…
Colour is an integral part of my day which has become increasingly apparent through my still life pictures.
I’ve always wished that my education had been more colour based:
I was appalling at maths, and part of the reason was the lack of colour. Being synaesthetic I’ve always had colours for numbers and letters and I’ve sort of worked out my own language of colour, but it’s a language that is not universal, and one I can’t even interpret into words…it’s more of a language of feeling something is right or wrong and expressing it in shape, angles, texture, and colours.
I once told my Dad that ‘4’ was brown; he looked bemused and almost annoyed and said “well, no wonder you can’t do maths”…apparently you don’t need colours to do maths… But I have my own maths which lets me work out aesthetics…complex colour equations:
You can see more of my synaesthetic art work on my website www.philippastanton.com