Saturday, January 17, 2009

Visual Face Hallucinations

This is a totally abstract hand painting created using some interactive paint synthesizer presets in Studio Artist that was further processed by some symmetry transformations. What i love about this kind of thing is that it appears to be a very deliberate painting of a facial image which is totally a construct of the brain's perceptual system. As discussed here and on the main Studio Artist blog before the brain has specific visual processing centers designed to perceive symmetry and it's easy to trick them into perceiving facial imagery from abstract patterns.

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