Perhaps that's what we are, to 99% of the world's creatures. Does Hannah see the world in a fundamentally different way, one in which the colors of the world are paramount and humans are insignificant? I don't know.
Do the colors represent feelings, sounds, smells? Are they the "colors of the world" or are they colors of her moods or even colors of the people in the backgrounds? I don't know that either.
But perhaps I don't need to know. Perhaps it's enough to look and ponder and each make our own choice for what those things represent. That's part of the magic art - it can mean different things to every viewer.
Any of you who have read Born On a Blue Day by Daniel Tammett may recognize his shapes and colors in Hannah's art. I too was recently asked if I have synesthesia.
Is that what drives Hannah's art? Read this description and ask yourself . . .
I have to agree, I have a touch of it, and I'll bet many of us on the spectrum share that trait.
Temple Grandin has written extensively about thinking in pictures and shapes.
If you'd like to know more about Hannah's art you can write her at firstname.lastname@example.org
With that, it's time for me to crawl under my rock. I have a long day tomorrow - I'm speaking at the student center at Worcester State College at 11:30, followed by a dinner for Umass basketball at 6.
So I'll talk to you all later.
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