I took this photograph when I felt
myself bending at the knee, exactly like the female figure I see in the
image above. Her arms are both lifted and she looks to me as if she's about to usher in a change.
One night, as I was sorting through
my Venice photographs with Ravel
playing in the background, I suddenly noticed that the image I was
looking at sounded, at that moment, exactly like the music looked.
It was uncanny and intensely pleasurable to experience
synesthesia in both directions at the same time. I was curious to see
if I could match other images to the other parts of the music; when
I found I could, I made a little video called "Ravel in Pink." I
was interested to later learn that the composer Ravel had the same kind
of bi-directional synesthesia I have.