Synesthesia is a phenomenon that allows some of us to visualize what we read or hear. This is how Marie-Blanche Bayon creates canvases representing musical themes. She listens to the musical piece in a loop and lets her hand slide on the canvas, thus sketching out her work. It is a form of meditation.
This artist completely subscribes to Marc Chagall's words: “I am unable to see how I draw; it is my hand that sees; my eyes are turning inward"
"Naissance d'une nouvelle planète", "Gigie" and "Saturne Balnéaire" are compositions of 2 jazz musicians, Nicolas (guitar, synthesizer) and his daughter Tévy (bass guitar, flute, synthesizer), respectively son and little artist's daughter.
It is by letting herself be imbued with the themes improvised by these two musicians that Marie-Blanche Bayon created the paintings which each bear the name of the associated musical work.