Pareidolia – Rock FacesSeptember 2, 2016

Pareidolia is defined (by as: the imagined perception of a pattern or meaning where it does not actually exist, as in considering the moon to have human features.
My artist friend Tom Miller gave me this term as he looked at these latest sketches in my sketchbook. (here is Tom’s website: )

These are sketches that I created while in the Valley of the Goblins in Utah (see earlier posts for reference). I constantly saw weird faces in these rock formations – they were very suggestive of strange creatures. – so I drew them. There are four that I have scanned so far – next week I will scan the rest of them.

I have already started to create more finished color drawings of these faces that I continue to see in all the photographs that I took from the Valley of the Goblins. I will post these as I get them done. I am anticipating creating a whole exhibition of drawings and photographs and possible a video from my experiences there.