Harri Piispanen


Pareidolia – the imagined perception of a pattern or meaning where it does not actually exist.

Human beings seem to be hardwired from birth to identify the human face. From minimal details we can recognize faces from a distance, even in poor visibility. This can also lead to interpreting random images or patterns as recognizable faces.

The work consists of human faces made from clay and installed in various locations around Kivinokka. In the changing weather conditions the faces will gradually dissolve and finally dissappear completely, returning into an unrecognizable part of nature.


Harri Piispanen (b. 1981) is a visual artist based in Helsinki. Graduated from HAMK University of Applied Sciences he is currently finishing his Master’s degree in Environmental art at Aalto University.