The senses can be blended into a connected, synesthetic
(involving more than one sense) experience;
With a few possible exceptions, including synesthetic
passages in Rimbaud's poetry and Vincent van Gogh's use of color, Adams puts little stock in the idea that absinthe-tinged perceptions helped inspire the work of artists who drank the stuff.
We are told that Maeve was never a gardener, but that she inserts the laburnum in many of her stories, displays a synesthetic
appreciation of its blossoms, and lists in "The Poor Men and Women" the Bagots' garden flowers in a seasonal mix: lupin, London pride, wallflowers, freesia, snowdrops, lilies of the valley, forget-me-nots, pansies, nasturtiums, marigolds, roses, geraniums (72).
The environmental features surveyed mapped closely onto four domains of topophilia: ecodiversity (the presence of flowers, water, and other elements of nature), synesthetic
tendency (a commingling of colors, smells, and other sensory stimuli), environmental familiarity (which includes spaciousness and privacy), and cognitive challenge (which includes structural complexity and texture).
His imagination is ever processing the "raw" material, as he colloquializes with a formal elegance, inserting allusions and creating conflations and applications almost synesthetic
26) Complementing this instinctual reorientation, in B he also developed the powerfully synthetic and synesthetic
figure of "morning" experience.
Nevertheless, such a synesthetic
analogy cannot enable him to see or understand anything about colors.
Folks will tell you that they can see a sound or hear a color in this bizarre synesthetic
state," he said.
The repulsiveness, the disgusting quality of Coriolanus's diction through synesthetic
effect amounts to a bad smell rather than just an ugly sound.
Ideas, objects, and actions that do not necessarily belong together are united by creating synesthetic
relationships within a religious framework.
His abstract geometric paintings of a few years earlier present his synesthetic
impressions of classic jazz recordings from the formative years of bebop, like Dizzy Gillespie's "Manteca" and Charlie Parker's "Ornithology.
The questions generated by these two communities are intriguing: Does the synesthetic
phenomenon require awareness and attention?