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Meet The Irish Goldsmith Who Sees Nothing In His Mind

When you close your eyes, do you see images?  Maybe it’s a face, a memory, an idea or even a scene....
Eimear Shannon
Eimear Shannon

11:54 AM - 26 Nov 2021



Dermot & Dave

Meet The Irish Goldsmith Who Sees Nothing In His Mind

Eimear Shannon
Eimear Shannon

11:54 AM - 26 Nov 2021

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When you close your eyes, do you see images?  Maybe it’s a face, a memory, an idea or even a scene.

Meet The Irish Goldsmith Who Sees Nothing In His Mind

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For Mark Newman, he doesn’t see anything.

Mark has a condition known as aphantasia, which means that he has no ‘visual imagination’ and cannot create mental images in his mind.

However, Mark is also an award-winning goldsmith, and makes stunning works of art from hand.


Speaking to Dermot and Dave, Mark explained how he came upon his diagnosis, and how he uses algorithms and theory to create his beautiful pieces.

You can catch Mark’s chat by clicking play above. Mark will be at ‘Gifted’, the Contemporary Craft and Design Fair, which is taking place in Dublin’s RDS from December 1st-5th.


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