I have been painting musical compositions for many years. Something about this experience drives me to continue doing it and I find full freedom of expression in this art form that I have developed over the years. Below are some paintings of a few musical compositions that I love.
Color of Sound is an exploration of synesthesia (a neurological condition where sound evokes the perception of a color). It has been said that a person with synesthesia experiences opera like a painting. Musical instruments possess singular colors. The changing of a traffic light evokes a bell-like sound.
Painted compositions are: Kitaro, In Praise, and Absence
WHY I PAINT
I paint to express, sometimes it is a melody, other times myself through melody. I feel each part of my painting. Each stroke or color has a specific feeling, attitude, or memory. I reveal and feel more of myself as I paint. I merge with the melody to become one with my painting.
The wonderful thing about expressing a feeling through painting is that I can be fully expressive, and free. I don’t set any rules. I paint my feelings triggered by sound. I go to a dream world or revisit my past and take a deep breath to smell and observe it. It is happening because I live every second of it. I discover and reveal different parts of myself. I feel that, if I don’t give my mind, breath and body, to my art I won’t know how to express myself through it. What matters to me is the precious satisfaction and intuitive reaction to music. I become my art and my art becomes me.