Lilian Day Thorpe | Photomontage Artist
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Soft Fictions

landscape

As an introvert, most of my stimulation comes from inner, non-tangible sensations, such as specific colors, sounds, textures, language, and most of all, my own imagination. As a result, I “feel” colors; for instance, sepia is comfortable and nostalgic, whereas I experience violet when I am anxious or when I visualize the future or reality. I have experienced synesthesia since I was a child, but it took a long time for me to succeed in representing it in my artwork.

Through digital manipulation and the influences of various texts, I can portray, visually, what has since only existed in my head: elaborate, usually fantastical, “historical fictions,” or memories of the past and visions of the future that I “color” and assemble in my mind to appear as I wish they really existed. 

Each image in this body of work is a composite of landscape photographs I took on my travels. Together, the final pictures are a realization of my imagined idea of Utopia.