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.

Led Zeppelin, “Since I’ve Been Loving You”

Led Zeppelin-Since Ive Been Loving You
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.

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David Bowie, “Life On Mars?”

David Bowie-Life on Mars

Radiohead, “Karma Police”

Radiohead-Karma Police

Jimi Hendrix, “Little Wing”

Jimi Hendrix-Little Wing

The Smashing Pumpkins, “Tonight, Tonight”

Smashing Pumpkins-Tonight, Tonight

John Mayer, “Gravity”

John Mayer-Gravity

Airhead, “Callow”


Prince, “Joy In Repetition”

Prince-Joy In Repetition

Glass Animals, “Flip”

Glass Animals-Flip

Radiohead, “Lucky”


John Lennon, “Imagine”

John Lennon-Imagine

Soulive, “Interlude II”

Soulive-Interlude II