Pareidolia Collection

Pareidolia (n.)(parr-i-DOH-lee-ə) is defined as “a psychological phenomenon in which the mind responds to a stimulus, usually an image or a sound, by perceiving a familiar pattern where none exists.”

This idea has existed since time immemorial; children sitting under the clouds to find shapes where none exist, musicians creating stories about “the man in the moon.” Kyah Probst’s Pareidolia Collection is an abstract, mixed-media collection of both pattern and chaos, objective and nonobjective, soul-searching and looking outward. It more than just asks viewers to decipher their own distinction between intentional pattern and unintentional objects–it requires it. Finally, Kyah’s Pareidolia Collection procures an honest question: If someone perceives a “stimuli where none exists,” does that truly make it nonexistent?