Artists Keith Larsen experiments with sound and media, but he's also an amazing illustrator. In a post for Bored Panda, he explained that he has a psychological condition known as Pareidolia, which causes your brain to react to visual stimulus by creating a more recognizable pattern.
In Larsen's case, he mostly sees faces where most people see a bag, or a pile of rocks, or a door handle. Like this duck face:
He also writes poetry, captioning that laundry animal with, "Grab my beak if it’s laundry you seek. You barely see me, maybe once a week. How can I not have this disappointed look? I dry your clothes as you read a book. I’m dryer duck, and for a buck, I dry the shirts you tuck. Handle my bill if you will, tweak left for your garments. I’ll see you next week, but please, no more vomit."
You can see all the unexpected characters scattered throughout Larsen's life on his Instagram account @thefaceswithinplaces, and they're really, really great:
Remember to swipe right to see the object that inspired his drawings.
SWIPE ➡️ to see face. Yeah, I’m Frankie the furnace, who’s askin’? Short arms with anger fueled by fire, a bowler hat is my only attire. Burning wood is what I do. For cookin’ stew or warming you. But don’t feed me too much I’m warning you. I’m an earnest furnace, and frankly, I couldn’t care less about burning you.
SWIPE ➡️ to see face. Not everyone knows what my nose holds. My eyes stay forward minding my own business as you conduct yours. I am a conductor myself being metal and all, you lock the door as your pants fall. I hold your jacket, or whatever you pack, yet I get no recognition as you carry out your mission. You flush and rush as if you have somewhere to be. Next time we meet, please stare back at me.
SWIPE ➡️ to see face. GAHAYUCK! Hi there! I have some stuff to share! It’s ice and water, and I suggest in that order. If it’s the latter first, by all means quench your thirst! But let it be known, YAHUH! You’re in the splash zone. My uneven teeth dispense your desires, push my eyes is what I require
I'll never be able to look at the water cooler the same way again.