Artist With Synesthesia Sees What She Hears And Turns It Into Art

Radiohead – Karma Police, painted by Melissa McCracken

Melissa McCracken [is a] synesthetic artist that sees what she hears. As she listens to a musical piece, every element of each song is a unique expression of color in Melissa’s eyes. She has combined this unique quality with her creative abilities and, using oil and acrylic on canvas, discovered a way to express the beautiful colors that she sees everyday. All of the thoughts and feelings that she encounters as she listens are seamlessly communicated through her vibrant works. The high contrasted abstractness brings a sense of curiosity to the viewer as to what it must be like to witness this sort of thing in everyday life.

“As a synesthete, the music I hear is translated into a flow of texture and colors. Synethesia, although not disorientating, can sometimes leave me at odds trying to describe what I can see to others,” Melissa wrote. “Having synesthesia isn’t distracting or disorienting. It adds a unique vibrance to the world I experience.”

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David Bowie – Life On Mars, painting by Melissa McCracken
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