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Finding Faces: Creative Exercise for NID Preparation


Do you often look at the Moon or the clouds and find a face staring back at you. Seeing faces, recognizing patterns, familiar shapes etc. in random objects is a very common psychological phenomenon and is known as Pareidolia.

Very little is known about why it happens but it’s actually the result of the brain being hard wired to make sense of the input that in reality has no sense to find in it.

Sounds weird, but its true!!

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Yes…you probably guessed it right !

This week's exercise is related to the above explanation.


Exercise: You are supposed to click pictures of inanimate objects which remind you of a face or where you can see facial features mainly the eyes & nose/mouth.

Here are some brilliant student responses to the above exercise !

Also read about inspiring artist Victor Nunes: His works are extraordinary, and proves that creativity can be brilliantly expressed through mundane, everyday objects also. 


About the Author: Anu Handa is an Interior Designer, DIY Artist, Co-Founder and Educator at Mosaic Institute of Design. She has been the lead blogpost writer at since 2009. Her educational background in Interior Design, Urban Planning and the English Language has given her a broad base to cover a range of topics in her articles. Anu has spent 15+ years training Design & B.Arch Aspirants for entrance exams.

Passionate about Design Education, she’s briefly worked with Annamalai University as a paper setter for Design Exams. Likes to write about Design, Architecture and related fields, on online platforms like Quora. Aims at challenging the conventional & age old teaching methodology 


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