Artist Draws Spaceships Inspired by Everyday Household Objects

Well we’re just going to file this one under “one of the coolest things we’ve seen so far this year.” An artist has been looking at everyday household items, filtering them through his nerdy mind, and producing some fantastic spaceship designs. A recent post on Kotaku brought software engineer and freelance artist,  Eric Geusz, to our attention and we can’t get enough of his household item space armada. Finding inspiration can be tough sometimes but it seems Geusz needs only some art supplies and a quick rummage through his kitchen drawers in order to set his mind in motion. What’s particularly cool about his illustrations are how these relatively small kitchen tools are transformed into some truly massive ships. This can opener carrier spacecraft, for example, absolutely dwarfs the teeny tiny X-Wing he drew in for scale. These drawings are possible thanks to the psychological phenomenon called  pareidolia which is defined as “the tendency to perceive a specific, often meaningful image in a random or ambiguous visual pattern.” Basically, think seeing faces in electrical plugs, on the surface of  Mars, or in your new favorite Twitter account.  All of Eric’s work can be found on his Artstation page which is all pretty impressive even though not all of it is inspired by his recent trips to Bed Bath & Beyond. We just hope he keeps seeing spacecraft in household items and continues to impress the internet with his creations. What are some household items you’ve always thought looked like something else? Is there an appliance in your home that you’re certain was meant to be a space station? Let’s discuss in the comments below!

Images:  Eric Geusz

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