Sheet music as visual art
Music effects us on many levels, inspiring us to make movies, write novels, and make art. For visual artist Erika Iris Simmons, printed music notes has inspired her to create collages, producing art that coincides with the feeling of a song.
As reported in Huffington Post, Simmons has taken popular sheet music, cut, pasted, and assembled the linear notes into visual art, rather than sound for the ears. Her interpretation of "Amazing Grace" shows Martin Luther King emerging from musical notes to deliver his "I have a dream" speech (above). An angel glides from the notes of "Serenade No. 10", with a horn in hand to play one of Mozart's masterpieces. Simmons' imagination meshes the arts, giving music a spectacular visual.
To view more of Simmons work, you can check out her gallery here and discover the art within the music.