Turning her condition into geniality

Synesthesia has dozens of ways of expressing in people but it’s a rare human condition still misterious to the medical class, that only knows it has genetic origins. In Melissa’s case it all started in school while solving math problems while hearing music. She associates numbers and letters to colors and started creating art from music.

Melissa gave an example in an interview of how she sees the world. A song looks to her in a certain way but a cover of it or an accoustic version look interely different in her head and make completely distinct. And here are some of her paintings, how she sees each song.

Callow from Airhead
http://images5.aplus.com/uc-up/96351a60-5fd3-40f0-9d43-4e2505e89620/96351a60-5fd3-40f0-9d43-4e2505e89620.quality_lighter.resize_640x.inline_yes.jpg
Photo: Etsy

Life on Mars from David Bowie
http://images5.aplus.com/uc-up/bacc6436-c22d-4997-b933-6921820f76fd/bacc6436-c22d-4997-b933-6921820f76fd.quality_lighter.resize_640x.inline_yes.jpg
Photo: Etsy

Flip from Glass Animals
http://images5.aplus.com/uc-up/3ff0eea7-eaba-46ce-ab12-a8c1c0ed662c/3ff0eea7-eaba-46ce-ab12-a8c1c0ed662c.quality_lighter.resize_640x.inline_yes.jpg
Photo: Etsy

Little Wing from Jimmi Hendrix
http://images5.aplus.com/uc-up/61e44d41-a374-441a-b9ae-db2c092942c5/61e44d41-a374-441a-b9ae-db2c092942c5.quality_lighter.resize_640x.inline_yes.jpg
Photo: Etsy

Imagine from John Lennon
http://images5.aplus.com/uc-up/455be687-b982-49dd-8798-7728c2598ec7/455be687-b982-49dd-8798-7728c2598ec7.quality_lighter.resize_640x.inline_yes.jpg
Photo: Etsy

Gravity from John Mayer
http://images5.aplus.com/uc-up/08984ee4-23b3-41d0-abe3-53ac6d608d70/08984ee4-23b3-41d0-abe3-53ac6d608d70.quality_lighter.resize_640x.inline_yes.jpg
Photo: Etsy

Join in Repetition from Prince
http://images5.aplus.com/uc-up/f3996b2a-6a39-4927-9663-799993219bf0/f3996b2a-6a39-4927-9663-799993219bf0.quality_lighter.resize_640x.inline_yes.jpg
Photo: Etsy

Karma Police from Radiohead
http://images5.aplus.com/uc-up/59943e7b-f9fa-4024-baca-9b83143bd307/59943e7b-f9fa-4024-baca-9b83143bd307.quality_lighter.resize_640x.inline_yes.jpg
Photo: Etsy

Tonight Tonight from Smashing Pumpkins
http://images5.aplus.com/uc-up/3a2142c6-e68c-4d3c-9fe8-718a3886adf4/3a2142c6-e68c-4d3c-9fe8-718a3886adf4.quality_lighter.resize_640x.inline_yes.jpg
Photo: Etsy

Since I’ve Been Loving You from Led Zeppelin
http://images5.aplus.com/uc-up/1c831484-b425-44fd-b77e-72e910e603ba/1c831484-b425-44fd-b77e-72e910e603ba.quality_lighter.resize_640x.inline_yes.jpg
Photo: Etsy