i saw the face almost immediatly ,interesting , is this something you try to do or it just happens, odd iI will have to watch what i paint a little closer. but i did see it in the lower right hand side almost yellow colored paint.
I suppose if I stare hard enough I see a face. But since you painted it, you could have subconsciously added a face in there. I'll see it stuff, trees, clouds etc but for the most part its, what face? What are you talking about? You crazy? When someone points it out to me. Or I will give them a long hard stare with an inquisitive eyebrow.
Yes I do Misty, and I see it in your art right off the bat.
I did a series of 15 large drip paintings to convince myself I was not trying to paint faces. Upon closer examination I discovered even more in the paintings than just faces. It was a fascinating world that was living in the art.
So much so that I was totally captivated by what was appearing in my paintings, the theme transcended from painting to painting in a most dramatic way. There was nothing subtle about it.
It's as if the art had a mind and purpose of it's own and revealed what it wanted to reveal, always a surprise to me and others at times.
When I started this painting, there was only going to be the tiger, the boy and the panther. I had a green, impressionistic leaf pattern behind them. But then I started seeing faces in the leaf pattern - the bear was first, I believe - and I painted him, and then I saw the monkey, and so on. And so I kept going, and wound up with a jungle full of animals as a result. It was an interesting process. And fun!
Yes Misty, I see the "face" in the lower right corner. Kind of reminds me of those (usually old) photographs that supposedly captured a spirit image in the background.
There is something called "Automatic Writing", where a person writes messages by holding a writing utensil onto a sheet of paper and just letting go of their own control. Maybe you've tapped into a similar phenomena, with your art?
I only try to keep an open mind. I'm not endorsing an actual belief one way or another. I find it fascinating however to consider the possibilities.
The possible cause is open to speculation and of course many jump to a conclusion without positive evidence... Is it a spirit(s) from beyond trying to communicate, or just one's subconscious being revealed? And there's of course the likelihood that it's simply a coincidence. The occurrences you have encountered, "I have been experiencing this alot lately." may tend to reduce but not completely dismiss the random "chance" coincidences to some degree.
My bathroom walls used to have an imitation marble pattern and I was surprised at how many different "figures" would pop out at me!
Just for the fun of adding to the imagery of random "hidden" pictures in this thread, here's my own contribution...
Hidden Bear In Tree With Ball
Looking over some old photo captures, I came across this one and suddenly I was almost shocked to see a bear shape outlined by the tree branches. I darkened the area around the bear to make it easier to see and digitally added the moon which represents a ball the bear is holding (to add artistic value). Otherwise, this is a natural optical illusion I didn't know I had captured with the camera. I did not add any additional tree parts, limbs, branches, or extensions of branches.
Read up on psychological projective tests, most notably the Rorschach Inkblot Test. The upshot is that, given an ambiguous stimulus with no explicit content, people will supply their own content and meaning. It has much more to do with the thought process of the viewer than it does with the actual thing being seen.
In addition, once you see the face, or whatever it is, you can't "unsee" it and, generally, if you suggest it to someone else viewing the same image, they will see it too. Once I read "face", I started seeing it, even though it was not my first thought.
The human perception is still an incompletely engineered process. In that sense, it's pretty much irrelevant whether the artist intended to have a face. We see what we want to see or what our underlying processes want us to see or what somebody else tells us to see.
It's really fascinating stuff and often scary in regard to human affairs and history.
I see a pair of eyes in the window, but it was suggested by "watch over you". If you had said that there will always be garden problems, I would have attended to the vines in the periphery of the window.
Misty, the face is visible from my porthole; it really comes down to a person's 'attitude' (which is part of their worldview basically). I am one of those people that kind of stays open to these ambiguities along with dreams, synchronicity and other 'coincidental' events that touch my day... and nighttime attention.
Below is an image that I put in my collection with a description that invites people to 'finish' it. Many people have - and one day perhaps I will write an essay or book on the subject.
As well as 'seeing' these things I make it a habit of listening to them as well - some of the audience here will have a field-day with that admission but that's fine. Fact is 99 percent of the drawings and paintings in my collection are merely my cultivating of an ambiguous form that finds itself on my canvas - enjoy them and if they suggest a subject to you enjoy that as well.
I see two double images bottom right. Overlapping each other. Child like images. I think it's awesome how some see it and some don't. I just noticed I do it without knowing it and sometimes it is unsettling that I won't bring certain peices inside my home. But everything I paint is never planned. Thanks everyone !
For me personally I see this phenomena as something far beyond the pareidolia experience. Mostly because in my series of 15 drip paintings I discovered a theme in which the apparitions were engaged in a violent battle.
The images had a sexual nature, they were animated and many were anthropomorphic in nature. For me the art revealed something of an apocalyptic meaning, of which I don't really understand even though I studied these paintings for hour and hours hoping to derive the meaning behind it.
This is just a section of one the drip paintings. Much more can be seen when the image is magnified.
Agree with Carmen! When I would get children out of cars in the car rider line at school, another friend and I would see the "happy cars"! Once you see them you can't unsee the eyes and grill mouth. Here is my image that I think is perfect for the Halloween season!
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