‘Hypnagogic Visions’ artwork on display at Michigan Medicine

December 11, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Carol J. Steen is a visionary artist whose work comes from the colorful, moving visions she sees from her synesthesia and hypnagogia.

Hypnagogia, a normal state of consciousness that many experience, occurs between being awake and falling asleep.

The dye sublimation prints in aluminum now on display at Michigan Medicine were created from the hypnagogic visions she has observed for the past seven years.

Steen has shown and spoken about her work worldwide, most recently in Moscow, Russia.

Steen grew up in Detroit and moved to New York City in 1974, where she currently lives. She briefly returned to Michigan in 1975 to be a visiting artist at U-M. Steen is president of the American Synesthesia Association, Inc.

Check out her work for yourself:

Where: Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2.

When: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily through March 5, 2021