I’m Kimani, and my Undergraduate Research Project is based on synesthesia, a neurological condition in which some of the five senses are “cross-wired” in the brain, causing people to experience things like “tasting shapes” or “hearing color.”

For my eight weeks, I’ll be painting what a synesthetic person experiences. This will be in order to create a sense of empathy and understanding of the condition in people who do not have it.