“Musical Anatomy” Drawing Series by Shawn Feeney.
San Francisco Bay Area-based artist Shawn Feeney’s drawings are an expression of synesthesia — the ability to experience the physical properties associated with one sense through another. Feeney’s “Musical Anatomy” series is the artist’s visualization of music as well as an homage to several pioneering musicians.
“Musical instruments are prosthetics for body parts we never had. They can extend and transform voice, gesture, and exhalation. The mystery of their forms is matched by the invisible oddity of their sounds. But what if the prosthetics were unnecessary? This series imagines bodies with musical anatomies, referencing musicians from a variety of genres and traditions.”
“Musical Anatomy” Drawing Series by Shawn Feeney: