Artist With Pareidolia Sees Faces In Objects And Brings Them To Life Through His Drawings

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Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon in which the human mind sees a pattern where none exists. It usually manifests itself by perceiving images of animals, faces, or objects in inanimate things, or hearing indistinct voices in random noise such as the sound of an air conditioning unit. So if you often find yourselves seeing a smiling or frowning face in a car or a household appliance, you are not alone.

One such imaginative person is Keith Larsen, an artist who has turned his pareidolia into a series of quirky but wonderful visual interpretations of how he perceives the inanimate objects surrounding him. On his Instagram account @thefaceswithinplaces, this artist who also records music shares renditions of the faces he sees all around him and accompanies them with witty and heartwarming side stories.

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Source: Instagram | @thefaceswithinplaces

Grab my beak if it’s your laundry you seek.
You barely see me, maybe once a week.
How can I not have this disappointed look?
I dry your clothes as you read a book.
I’m a dryer duck, and for a buck, I dry the shirts you tuck.
Handle my bill if you will, tweak left, for your garments.
I’ll see you next week, but please, no more vomit.

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Source: Instagram | @thefaceswithinplaces

The tin opener below is actually a couple, Jan and Fran. Larsen posted this particular piece as a tribute to love and to reaffirm the importance of supporting one another. “But in the end, love always wins,” he writes.

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Source: Instagram | @thefaceswithinplaces

Tomatoes will never be the same again

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Source: Instagram | @thefaceswithinplaces

We bet you wouldn’t have seen a sloth astronaut here…

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Source: Instagram | @thefaceswithinplaces

The bucktoothed buzzer

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Source: Instagram | @thefaceswithinplaces

A rockabilly-loving badass backpack

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Source: Instagram | @thefaceswithinplaces

Not everyone knows what my nose holds.
My eyes stay forward minding my own business while you conduct yours.
I am a conductor myself being metal and all, you lock the door as your pants fall.
I hold your jacket or what ever you pack, yet I get no recognition as you carry out your mission.
You flush and rush as if you have somewhere to be. Next time we meet, please, stare back at me.

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Source: Instagram | @thefaceswithinplaces

Yeah, I’m Frankie the furnace, who’s askin’?
Short arms with anger fueled by fire, a bowler hat is my only attire.
Burning wood is what I do. For cookin’ stew or warming you. But don’t feed me too much, I’m warning you.
I’m an earnest furnace, and frankly, I couldn’t care less about burning you.

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Source: Instagram | @thefaceswithinplaces

Hi there! I’m Sharron, the stall wall door.
I hope the soap on my face stalls you from leaving this place.
My look of surprise caused by the amount of hands not using my cleaning supplies.
So, come hither and let me sanitize your mitts, then dry your hands after you rinse

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Source: Instagram | @thefaceswithinplaces

And if you thought Keith is a rare flower, think again. A subreddit dedicated to pareidolia currently has almost 164,000 followers. Scroll down for some of the highlights posted there.

A peeved off Jeep

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Source: Reddit | CornOnTheColby

An adorable piggy-faced parking meter

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Source: Reddit | crappyboy

Shaving cream snail

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Source: Reddit | bigtuuuna

E.T. snoozing

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Source: Reddit | Smartstocks

Transformer water bottle

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Source: Reddit | Ifeelveryattacked

A bottle of syrup that knows life is beautiful

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Source: Reddit | Frodo45435

A distinguished gentleman with a great mustache

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Source: Reddit | danksause
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