Young artist Melissa McCracken not only a pictures she paints music. Melissa – sinestetik, and it has the unique ability to perceive and portray the colors of any sound, whether it’s a simple sounding name or song on the radio, she is able to see the figures in color and hear the shape of the object.
As it is, perhaps, surprising – to see what others can only feel! Photo Vide offers a listen to the songs, and compare your experience with this music the way it literally sees Melissa.
“Until I was 15, I thought everyone constantly saw colors. Colors in books, colors in math formulas, colors at concerts. But when I finally asked my brother which color the letter C was (canary yellow, by the way) I realized my mind wasn’t quite as normal as I had thought.
Basically, my brain is cross-wired. I experience the “wrong” sensation to certain stimuli. Each letter and number is colored and the days of the year circle around my body as if they had a set point in space. But the most wonderful “brain malfunction” of all is seeing the music I hear. It flows in a mixture of hues, textures, and movements, shifting as if it were a vital and intentional element of each song.
Having synesthesia isn’t distracting or disorienting. It adds a unique vibrance to the world I experience.”
Artist Melissa McCracken Paint Music: