Bridget Sexauer – Pareidolia, Opening Thursday, June 14, 6-9pm.

| June 11, 2018

Pareidolia (/pærɪˈdliə/ parr-i-DOH-lee-ə) is 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.

Common examples are perceived images of animals, faces, or objects in cloud formations, the Man in the Moon, the Moon rabbithidden messages within recorded music played in reverse or at higher- or lower-than-normal speeds, and hearing indistinct voices in random noise such as that produced by air conditioners or fans.[1]

— Wikipedia.


Bridget Sexauer is a lifelong Seattle resident and graduate from the University of Washington with a degree in Materials Science and Engineering. These paintings were inspired during her time working as a Marine Electrician on board the M/V Golden Alaska, and is the result of putting a female with a tendency to anthropomorphize everything she sees in an engine room with no shortage of beautiful corrosion and industrial aesthetic. She is currently looking for more boats to work on and is excited to continue painting the many robot-like faces she encounters on the job.

All images ©Bridget Sexauer


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