(At least to synesthete Melissa McCracken!)
Synesthesia: a perceptual phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway.
LBF was just talking about this on the Loren & Wally Show yesterday!
This woman paints songs! This is one of the most incredible things I've ever seen! From Bowie, to John Lennon to Zeppelin, John Mayer, Radiohead. Wow! Her work is spectacular!
Missouri-based artist Melissa McCracken paints music. As a synesthete, the sounds that she hears every day-whether it's someone's name or a song on the radio-are translated into vibrant, beautiful colors that carry the cadence of melodies. McCracken's vivid paintings stem from her desire to capture her daily experiences so that others can understand the brilliant, saturated world she inhabits.