Wednesday, April 2, 2014
On Saturday afternoon I went to an art opening for a good friend Thomas Blee-Carlyle. He was showing his latest piece called SYNESTHETICs composed of 30 individual canvas panels that all flow together in a number of ways. I loved it!
Below is Thomas' description of the piece.
The multipiece SYNESTHETICs, which is a protosymbolic reconfigurable multipiece: is an interactive experiment that's part of a larger study called EPIGENESIS. Comprising 30, 14"x 18" canvases. This brightly colored pieces of intentionally nonsymbolic shapes. Is designed so shapes optically continually alter their relationships to neighboring shapes like a kinetic puzzle. The viewer becomes aware that they are constantly seeing new shapes and forms as an activity of their own perception, and are also able to physicslly reconfigure the groupings of canvasses. This is to illicit the active creative participation by the viewer conceptually and physically with the work. The term SYNESTHETICs refers to the esthetics of synesthesia, a neurological condition in which senses are seemingly misalligned with how they are experienced, such as sound being perceived as colors and shapes.
Congratulations Thomas, well done!