Intro by Natalia Lehaf
Do you remember being a child looking up at the sky and finding shapes in the clouds? I remember pointing out ice cream cones, boats, trees, and various faces. When I look up at the sky now, all I see are clouds.
Keith Larsen still sees shapes. He sees faces. And not just in the clouds, but in everything. He looks at a furnace and finds a disgruntled man named Frankie; in the soap dispenser, a germaphobic Susie who encourages everyone to clean themselves.
Keith says finding these patterns is a “high for [his] brain,” and something he’s always done because he enjoys living in his own world. Ironically, his imagination is introducing him to more worlds—specifically people from all over the world. “With social media, it’s that much easier to build a community, and while it’s always great to have your art appreciated, it makes it that much more special when your work resonates with someone on the other side of the world.” He’s excited to share his work with more people (many more people, with the help of Reddit, Imgur, BoredPanda, and more) and see it make an impression.
While he's working on a coffee table book of these illustrations, you can check out a snippet of his work below.