Do you see faces in objects? I’ve noticed these cupboards at work for a while. Maybe I’m suffering from ‘pareidolia’ —”n. the imagined perception of a pattern or meaning where it does not actually exist, as in considering the moon to have human features”. Surely this is a crucial skill for any artistic-type…and it’s fantastic that it has a name and fantastic that it exists.
Maybe the best natural example I’ve seen of this is the amazing ‘Queens Head‘ in Taiwan. She’s gradually changing shape with erosion so nature’s slimming her down. People queue up in very orderly fashion to have their pictures taken with her and she reaches her peak of realism only at certain angles…making her all the more special.
There are some great examples out there of pareidolia, some of which make for hypnotic viewing…http://www.geekosystem.com/things-that-look-like-faces-pareidolia/