“I am a senior in high school. I hear color and see sound. I have synesthesia, a union of the senses where the stimulation of one sense invokes another. I perceive the world very differently from my peers, as I understand every aspect of reality through color. Numbers, letters, days of the week, and even musical notes have distinct colors. Because my perception is heavily reliant on visual imagery, I have always seen art as a means of communication and understanding complex ideas.
My artistic skills have been fine-tuned, and I have developed a unique and advanced skill set. Every aspect of my pieces are thoroughly deliberated and influenced by my intertwined senses. Often times, contemporary art precedes social movements because art is an exposé of social issues and injustice. Art is a cultural form of resistance, and holds immense power. Art not only reflects culture, but also creates it. Through my art, I hope to initiate social change like many others have done.”