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We recently discovered these beautiful pieces of artwork online that, as a bunch of enthusiastic musicians, truly blew us away. Melissa McCracken is a talented artist with synesthesia; a condition “that happens when a sense, such as sight, triggers another sense, like smell, at the same time.” For Melissa, this involves vividly seeing bursts of colour stimulated from hearing music and sound. The condition is fairly rare, and in Melissa’s case it has produced some stunning results in her artwork. Her main body of work involves honing in on expressive songs as her inspiration and stimuli to create some thought-provoking paintings. In an interview with Broadly, she explains “I started painting memories from notable times in my life and thinking of the specific songs that related to them. People seemed interested in my synesthesia so it became my core subject.”

All art by Melissa McCracken.

lifeonmars

David Bowie – Life on Mars.

 

prince
Prince – Joy in Repetition.

 

bach
Bach – Cello Suite No. 1.

 

johnlennon
John Lennon – Julia.

 

radiohead
Radiohead – Karma Police.

 

pinkfloyd
Pink Floyd – Time.

 

boniver
Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago.

 

steveray
Steve Ray Vaughan – Lenny.

 

jimmyhendrix
Jimmy Hendrix – Little Wing.

 

radioheadallineed
Radiohead – “All I Need”, shown in the title.

 

Source: Broadly

 

Want to see some more creativity inspired by synesthesia? Take a look at this mind boggling video depicting the condition with vision and sound, it’s pretty unusual!

Synesthesia from Terri Timely on Vimeo.