The art of music

A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.

— Leopold Stokowski

Addressing an audience at Carnegie Hall, as quoted in The New York Times (11 May 1967) | Wikiquote

Music is the color of sound.

— Unknown

Melissa McCracken thought everyone associated colors with music the same way she did. But she soon realized that her senses were unique. The Kansas City-based artist is a synesthete, and she is able to translate sound into vivid paintings. Talk about seeing the world in a different light.

Seeing a Song: Painting What She hears | A Great Big Story