Albert Sagan for Art-Sheep
According to Wikipedia, synesthesia “is a neurological phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway”. One very common form of synesthesia is chromesthesia, a condition in which the synesthete associates sounds with colours. In plain words, they see colours when they hear certain sounds, especially music.
Melissa McCracken is a synesthete/chromesthete artist based in Kansas City. She paints in oils and acrylics, through the use of which she finds a way to express and exhibit the wonderful colours that she sees daily from hearing someone’s name to listening to a song on the radio.
McCracken paints a variety of artists, from Led Zeppelin to Stevie Wonder and below, you can see some of her artwork -click on the title to listen to the song on Youtube. Check out her website not only to see more of her work, but also to learn more about synesthesia if you feel like it.