About the Art(ist)
Growing up, I had no idea that most people don't associate colours to sound until I learned about synesthesia in a high school psychology class.
It turns out my brain didn't do a particularly good job of "synaptic pruning". This is a developmental process in which many synaptic connections are eliminated in order to make the brain more efficient at processing information. Essentially, the neurons in my brain that process sounds and colours are connected, so I "see" sounds.
My name portraits are not perfect representations of what is in my head when I hear a name. They are instead an artistic representation using the colours of a given name.