Artist Julie Heller created this digital collage measuring 28″ by 36″ in 2008. When you look at it up close, it appears to be a random collection of unrelated images placed haphazardly together. Viewing the image from a distance, or squinting your eyes a bit, reveals that the individual images (a giraffe, hand, church, and fish among other things) have been arranged in a way that they also resemble a human face.
In an artist statement about this piece, Heller notes the following:
With an extra-heavy dose of the primordial urge to recognize the human face, I see faces and their component parts in almost everything I see.
Visit www.julieheller.com to view more of her artwork.