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Seeing the music

Meet an artist whose mind creates songs in all the colors on her palette.

One Kansas City painter uses something very unique to inspire her work – music. That’s because Melissa McCracken has synesthesia, a neurological condition where the brain creates a subjective sensation to stimuli – for her, music is translated in her mind into color. See how this unique artist represents music she hears into beautiful works on canvas from Great Big Story. Find out what music genre she finds the prettiest to paint & how some awful songs still make good artwork!

Anonymous female artist putting paint brush into colors on palette

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