My name is Monika Rieck-Klimek (nee. Klimek).
I was born in 1973 in the town of Porz at the river Rhein as the youngest of six children. When I was eleven years old we moved to Porz-Wahn. There I finished an education as dental assistant.
I have synaesthesia from birth. I can neither influence it nor switch it off. It is my dayly companion. And I am glad to have such a colourful live.
Since October 1993 l am living in Mönchengladbach together with my husband.
It was in 2005 that I made up my mind for the first time to catch my synaesthesia in pictures.
I started to implement music with its colours, shapes and structures, dwelling in its own musicroom.
In summer 2007 I implemented smells by their characteristics for the first time.
I discovered more and more patterns of synaesthesia at me. For example also how sun on the lower arms looks like.
I don`t want to isolate my synaesthesia in myself. Important to me is that other people can see what I can see. That they see what else there is besides what is been tought to us.
There is far more than we can imagine and understand.
Your Monika Rieck-Klimek