Once recognized as psychosis, thankfully pareidolia is now considered normal.
Definition (since this is a fancy word):
Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon that causes people to see patterns in a random stimulus. This often leads to people assigning human characteristics to objects. Usually this is simplified to people seeing faces in objects where there isn't one.
Whew, glad pareidolia is considered normal because I see (and make) faces all of the time!
In the image above on the left I see a blue and yellow eye, reddish pink nose, and green frown with a pink chin as a face. On the right side I see a mustache upside down and a blue profile eye and nose. And I made this without trying to make faces! See the book and a video here.
The day that Roe v. Wade was overturned I was devastated and angry. I believe that the health and well-being of women ought to be between herself and her doctors and health care providers. Roe v. Wade did not offer this privacy, but removing Roe v. Wade made everything about women's health care so much worse, for now. Anyway on that day, not so long ago, I took myself out to lunch to eat quietly, write, draw, and process my feelings. And of course, my food came in the shape of a face. Did you know women more often perceive faces in random objects when they are emotional?
A random fire hydrant from a walk earlier this year in Portland Oregon. Sticking a tongue out at us/me. I love this image!
I make faces as stickers. Because. I can.
Dots 15, Patterned Salmon + Warm Gray & Pink | Dot Painting | Original Art. You see the face, don't you? A winky face with a growly mouth.
Well now, go out and find some faces in awesome places! ;)