Deborah Strong Napple

Synesthesia and Fluidity

When I paint en plein air (where all of my art begins) I experience synesthesia—the colors of the landscape become actual sounds to me. I embrace these intimate experiences with nature, and back in the studio I interpret them through abstract compositions.

In “Synesthesia and Fluidity” color literally pours across the picture plane. It flows like the sunlight across an Arizona desert. It shifts like clouds through a Western sunrise, and it puddles like a river overflowing during monsoon season.

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