How often do we look up at the sky and see a cloud in the shape of an animal?
It's called pareidolia, and it's the tendency of our mind to perceive a familiar image in a random or ambiguous visual pattern. It's an illusion, of course, but somewhat reassuring. We do it constantly and frequently unaware of it, beginning from the first months of our life.
I looked for these figures in the unlikely nooks and crannies of our cities. The cracks in the walls we don't usually notice, the peeling paint on doors badly needing fixing, and long-forgotten graffiti. It's there where I discover the most beautiful images; in the very streets we walk on every day, without taking a moment to stop and look.
Shaped by the invisible hand of time, nature, or man, these small abstract reliefs I searched for and selected patiently, capturing with my camera those rich in visual stimuli and easy to interpret by a curious and open mind.
Like in a Rorschach test, the content and meaning of each piece ultimately lie in each one of us. That's why I chose not to give titles, only practical numbers. The real subject of this collection is the beauty of our minds.
I see faces, people, animals, and imaginary creatures. What do you see?