Timothy B Layden
I use my experience of synaesthesia alongside figurative and symbolic forms to create a true representation of multi-layered sensory experience
Allowing myself to be led by my inspiration and curiosity, I have developed an interdisciplinary practice working with sound, drawing, painting, writing and digital means. I interpret and reinterpret ideas through different media.
I use my experience of synaesthesia alongside figurative and symbolic forms to create a true representation of multi-layered sensory experience linked to the experiences that illicit these along with the ideas that they can provoke. The most prominent form of synaesthesia I experience is sound as shapes; visual and tactile aspects of sound move like objects with texture and colour within and around me. I often use this as a starting point for my work. I am primarily interested in processes of exploration and discovery through artistic improvisation. I work with developed skills and knowledge in an interplay with mixed media. I am inspired by the transformative quality of art: from the point of view of the artist who takes materials and transforms them; to the participant who interacts with art that has a transformative effect on them; to the fundamental expression within the artistic message of the ever-changing aspects of all things; to collaborative explorations that create new relationships and unexpected results.