This is a way I have learned and developed in order to store information in images. I have attempted to explain this many times, but usually only other synaesthetes have a vague idea what I am talking about. As both colors and structures are crossed in the mind and linked to other sensations and pieces of understanding it is possible to 'paint thoughts'.
It is really no different than what I do right now with words. You understand what I write here because you have learned what these words means. But if you had no idea what these words meant, you would only see a strange pattern of weird curlicues. It would make no sense to you whatsoever. But due to you being able to translate these patterns of symbols into understanding, you can retain information from what I have written here.
The reason why most of my works here are named in such a weird way is because of the color that certain formulation creates in me. It does not really mean anything specific. It is a bit hard to translate how I name the images. But when I hold that visual abstract in my mind, I can in a sense compress it down into an essential, or summary, which then can be transformed into a word based on the colors the sound create when I say that word. It may sound very weird if you do not understand what I mean, but the name is either a numerical summary of the abstract pattern of structure, or a translation of colors into verbal sound. That is why I never had any troubles with coming up with 'alien' words. Because all I need to do is conjure an image in my mind and translate it into sound. Then trying to express that sound through written text. But there is no meaning to it more than that. I did it only in order to much easier keep organization of my artworks on the computer. I mention this as someone asked me, and I do not want people to overthink it.
And my images works the same way to me. The only difference is that only I understand the pattern. As the sensation I experience when I look on the colors and patterns, as well as mixing of them, is more or less unique to me and my synaesthesia, the information contained in the image is only readable to me. It is like having your own language, only that I have utilized not conventional symbolism, but the trait of my synaesthesia in order to achieve this. You as an observer might have an experience from my images as well, but you will probably only get the general sensation of it. And that sensation must not be the same at all. It all depends on what you have mentally associated to certain colors and structures in your mind. I am able to build associations in my mind extremely fast, which is how I can remember so much. I have a kind of eidetic memory, but it is not impeccable. I can recall the general picture and a lot of details in it, but not in a photograpic sense. I would for example not be able to recite books by heart. But I would be able to summarize them in essential concept with great detail and explanation without problem. Because my memory is so abstract that it is more or less impossible to translate. Simply because my associations overlap so many senses at the same time.
When I was younger nobody seemed to understand what it was I described when I listened to music. That I could see colors and patterns when I listened to music. I later found out what it was. My next immediate desire was to develop this trait as much as I possibly could and use it in ways that were beneficial to me. As of now I use it for storing memories. When I look at these images, I see memories which I have translated into colors and structures. Much like people can store memories through written notes. The difference is like I mentioned that these are very personal memories that I would like to store externally but not having anyone else really understand. They will only see the artwork which I have created, but not all the meaning and information contained within, as they are not able to read the colors and structures the way I am able to read them.
The ones I have published is only a small selection of my works, and they hold everything from personal memories to memorized understanding in science and philosophy.
The above image is a metaphorical illustration of what I experience. Because that is how I experience written text, not literally, but more metaphorically. Because it is more or less impossible to describe synaesthesia. If you have not experienced it yourself, it is like trying to understand colors when you are completely colorblind. At least that is how I imagine it, when I hear people express that they cannot 'see it'. It is right in front of their face, but their brain cannot decode the data due to lacking neural circuitry.
I really feel like a lot of that which I try to say and explain gets completely lost in translation here. No matter how well I formulate and explain myself, I cannot really capture how I experience it in my mind, and how it works. And even more so, because I cannot really relate to how other people think. I have a somewhat clear image based on all the interaction I have had with non-synaesthetes throughout my life, but that is essentially an interpretation made by my own mind. So in truth, I do not really know, and therefore I cannot really relate. Which makes translation of how I think and visualize mentally extremely hard to translate. But I sincerely hope that my expression here have provided a somewhat clear image to you as a reader.
Regardless if you understand it or not, I hope you can gather some sort of positive experience from my artworks.