In the artwork Pareidolia* facial detection is applied to grains of sand. A fully automated robot search engine examines the grains of sand in situ. When the machine finds a face in one of the grains, the portrait is recorded.
A selection of the top 100 of best faces is available as NFT's on Opensea.
Pareidolia was developed for Sea Art on the isle of Texel, commissioned by SEA - Science Encounters Art. The production was supported by the Creative Industries Fund NL.

* Pareidolia is an illusion in which the observer perceives something recognisable in something it is not.

photo Heleen Vink

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