I was born with a gift from nature. Feeling a sisterhood of kinship with autists and savants, I have also been diagnosed at the extreme margin of the mental spectrum and belong to the high-functioning mental minorities. My atypical neural network and brain influence my cognitive processes and perceptions, my social interactions and emotional sensitivity. Taking a proactive approach of radical self-acceptance, I seek to consciously translate the rare and complex experience of my senses into a visual language. STRIX NEBULOSA is a meditation on a graceful sense of intimacy with photons, a dialogue with the landscapes I am living in, and a synesthetic ode to two fleeting feelings. One, of a deep violet, full of whispers and mysteries, blossoming under moonlight and during stormy weather; it is the nest of animal instincts, staring at us, untamed and absolute. The other, resembling a golden sun in the chest, will painlessly tear your ribcage apart; it is a glorious, burning love that seems to turn bodies into light. We become whole when we experience both of these feelings.
All images ©Eva Wollenberg