This Artist Can ‘Paint’ Your Favorite Songs Because Of A Rare Neurological Condition

Meet Melissa McCracken, the unique visual artist who doesn’t paint what she sees. Instead, she paints what she hears. Melissa has a rare neurological condition called synesthesia, which means that when she listens to music, she instinctively sees colors.

McCracken doesn’t see her condition as a disability; on the contrary, she has focused on turning this rare gift into an amazing art. She makes abstract paintings according to what she listens at the moment.

“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,” says Melissa.

McCracken explains that each letter and number has a color. She describes music as the most “wonderful brain malfunction of all”. Check her amazing artworks below.

Prince, “Joy in Repetition.”

Bach, “Cello Suite No. 1.”

Radiohead, “All I Need.”

Iron & Wine, “Boy With a Coin.” 

Jimi Hendrix, “Little Wing.”

Stevie Ray Vaughan, “Lenny.”

John Lennon, “Julia.”

Pink Floyd, “Time.”

Radiohead, “Karma Police.”

If you want to see more of her work visit her website: www.melissasmccracken.com

Source: Buzzworthy

3 comments on “This Artist Can ‘Paint’ Your Favorite Songs Because Of A Rare Neurological Condition”

  1. Cathy Jordan says:

    I would love to see what three libra s , by a perfect circle would look like

  2. Cathy Jordan says:

    I would love to see what three libra s , by a perfect circle would look like it chevelles letter to a theif

  3. Rick says:

    It would be amazing to see the entire Pearl Jam catolog. (Along with any other masterpiece ever written) This is spectacular.

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