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Brief Published: 5 Sep 2011

Synaesthesia Inspired Wallpaper


American print designer Elizabeth Corkery explores the phenomenon of synaesthesia in I is for Pulsating Flowers. Synaesthesia is the experience of one sense accompanied by the involuntary experience of one or more additional senses.

Corkery’s wallpaper draws inspiration from the account of a female synaesthete who, upon hearing the ignition noise of her gas stove, is flooded with visions of pulsating flowers. Her patterns combine textural illustrations with geometric triangular block colours.

Corkey’s exploration into synaesthesia is one of many current projects investigating the condition.

Elizabeth Corkery