Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon in which the mind perceives a pattern where none exists. This series of paintings attempts to provoke people to interpret random images, or patterns of light and shadow, as faces or other imagery. It is about questioning if what we see as real or imaginary. This idea arose from my experiences with what some people refer to as “remote viewing“. I am able to conjure up images in my mind that appear through a small circular portal into what seems like another part of the world. I have no control over what I’m seeing and most often the scenes are mundane. It’s as if I’m watching a CCTV camera pointing to some random location.