By Ed Yong Imagine a calendar. Chances are you just thought about a rectangular grid, with time progressing from the top
Research shows that synesthesia may extend in more directions than we thought.
For Irish painter Jack Coulter, life is full of "tetrachromatic hues."
It's a brisk, rainy Napa day. I'm heading downtown to meet an artist who does 'still life' in the wine space. The destination? 1313 Main, an elegant restaurant I've had dinner at once before.
Brought to the island as fighting cocks but then set free from the brutal blood sport to roam as protected citizens of Key West, the roosters have become a cultural treasure, symbolic of co-existence and a liberated mindset.
For some people with synesthesia, "banjos taste like Oreos."
"The sound of a banjo tastes like Oreos."
A synesthete-turned-scientist on why it's helpful to "hear" colors and "see" sounds.
In recent times, few painters have made substantive strides in the field of floral and still life painting. One such artist is Susan Breen. At first glance, viewers are often drawn in by the mood of the work, which can be anything from somber or heavy-hearted to spiritually uplifting and enlightening.
Anne Patterson and I stepped into the darkened former Perry Street Theater. "Does your iPhone have a flashlight?" she asked. "Wait until you see the light and shadows," Anne beamed. She waved the point of light against one of her latest works, constructed of aluminum and steel.