sticks and stones

I love natural stone. Stone has movement. I see faces, figures, and trees in many of the slabs I choose for clients. Not everyone sees it the way I do. How about you? What do you see?

Do you see a face?

It’s amazing how little it takes for people to see a human face — a tendency sometimes referred to as pareidolia.
In 1757, David Hume described the propensity this way:
“There is an universal tendency among mankind to conceive all beings like themselves, and to transfer to every object, those qualities, with which they are familiarly acquainted, and of which they are intimately conscious. We find human faces in the moon, armies in the clouds; and by a natural propensity, if not corrected by experience and reflection, ascribe malice or good- will to every thing, that hurts or pleases us.”

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