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.
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