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Attempting to imprint senses to memory.

by Layne on November 12, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

It's extremely windy tonight. I'm a sailor, so this sound comforts me and takes me back to my most favorite place in the world: out on the lake with my best friend virtually flying through the water. I try to remember sounds like these so that I can revisit them in times of need, however it becomes difficult at times to remember them precisely. I also have a fascination with the night time sky when a bucket of stars have been dumped into it for the night. This is especially hard to picture and relive for some reason. I am an artist along with an anonymous writer. I had this idea that maybe I can take a sound or a feeling and create a visual representation of it. To do so, I first need to get a good memory of these things. My family thinks I'm crazy when I run outside in the sloshing downpour rain, stand completely still in the back field at night feeling the wind whisp around every inch of my skin, or lay out on the dock for hours just staring quietly at the minuscule twinkles overheard. All the while I'm creating visual music in my head to recreate these things on paper. It is an absolutely beautiful thing that the mind can do if you set it free.


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