Polish illustrator, artist, and co-owner of Morski Studio Graficzne Igor Morski creates surreal images imbued with hidden meaning. He graduated with honors from the Interior Architecture and Industrial Design Faculty at the State Higher School of Fine Art in Poznań, and worked for public broadcasting in the 80s and 90s, before finally pursuing a career in press illustration. Morski opened his own studio in 1995.

"Sometimes I used to use popular symbols, such as Pinocchio’s long nose," Morski told Bored Panda. "However, most frequently I have tried to think up my own symbols. For example, [my piece] “creative archaeology” is about the commercialisation of archaeology. There, I depict a halved human head filled with the sand with a stylised figure of Indiana Jones, the archaeologist, at the top. The symbolism becomes clear. On the one hand, you have the head filled with the sand, on the other, the figure digging in it."

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NadineMorris-Wieringa
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5 years ago

I was a single parent myself for a while. This illustrates the situation perfectly! I had to row against my ex while having the added weight of the children.

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RrezeOsmani
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5 years ago

some man just want to watch the world burn

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TinyDynamine
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5 years ago

The words on there are the days of the week in case you were wondering.

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JessicaRudd
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5 years ago

Or a boy growing into society's definition of what a man is supposed to be. What our definition of masculinity has evolved into.

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AuburnSkies
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5 years ago

That moment when you realize you're using a phone to look at this...

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JessicaRudd
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5 years ago

America

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KláraKoubová
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5 years ago

brain

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KarinaLopez
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5 years ago

time puppet

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JuliaCandalisa
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5 years ago

We are made of Earth. When we die we will return to the earth. But, in the meantime, life is a beautiful dance.

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AnneHopkinson
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5 years ago

We put so many thoughts and feelings into little compartments, putting off dealing with them.....

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JennBurns
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5 years ago

Big brother is watching...

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DeeGee
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5 years ago

We say in Poland that "someone is making water out of your brain", when you are manipulated.

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AllanAllsopp
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5 years ago

We all grow in different directions.

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WendyBarnhart
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5 years ago

The foundation of society is eroding.

Daria Harrison
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2 years ago

I like that, but I would say that humanity is eroding ...

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JennBurns
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5 years ago

Society built on the backs of laborers.

ColleenWilkinson
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5 years ago

The burden of civilization.

OdetteLocke
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5 years ago

The fall of man.

WhitneyBrown
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5 years ago

Building success and treasure for ourselves, but we are left empty and unsatisfied.

Claire Hamed
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5 years ago

great

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BrandiWilloughby
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5 years ago

we've built our civilizations on the backs of common peoples.

JoshOlkowski
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5 years ago

Society's demands are eating him up inside.

Brandon Jones
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5 years ago

The kingdom of God is within man but man is building an external fascade leaving himself empty

NicoleZoch
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5 years ago

For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul?

Carrie Riggs
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5 years ago

We are slaves to society. It uses us and leaves us hollow and weak.

Cat Bent
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5 years ago

He has built his empire at the cost of himself

Jacinta Breen
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5 years ago

The weight of the world on our shoulders

Bernadette Grabowska-Kirk
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5 years ago

The more man builds status symbols the more hollow he becomes.

Daniel Zaslavsky
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4 years ago

beautifully ugly curse

James Wack
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5 years ago

It's built upon the backs of more than one person...

Annie Whitewolfe
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5 years ago

The big men (and maybe women) who carry the weight of a city on his back leaves himself hollow and bereft of the solidity a person needs will buckle and collapse when "he" is the foundation and has neglected to "feed" himself in the process. When powerful people give their all to the growth of a symbolic city at the expense of caring for themselves (brain, body, heart, soul...) they will eventually buckle and risk crumbling to pieces. Breaking the wall art barrier his spirit is asking the objective, outsider audience, seeing his desperate and precarious situation that looks like he's afraid to move (make tough choices), for help.

Monti Whitton
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5 years ago

Superrealism

Mad Harlequin
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5 years ago

Awww Cronos....

Allan Carpenter
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5 years ago

Religion. Find the meaning if you can.

Sudhir
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5 years ago

Reminds me of Dali again!

Serban Cosmin
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5 years ago

Castles build with the back of the slaves while inside shows the hunger, the unknowledge, and their bones made dust in the end.

GoranGoldberger
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5 years ago

As castles have hidden places in caves bellow their surface that hold truths and beauties, so a man has his heart and soul hidden inside his body, and if that hidden place is empty, it needs to be filled up with life and love from true and clean source and sphere

JordanArchibald
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5 years ago

Society is eroding man

SineadPrendergast
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5 years ago

powerful

JamieLaurence
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5 years ago

Society built on the backs of citizens, and erodes the very fabric of those people.

KimberleyFox
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5 years ago

Dying on the inside while trying to build a life for ourselves

ElMarra
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5 years ago

Tywin Lannister's empty soul propping up Kings Landing

JeannieCarle
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5 years ago

The weight of civilization

PriyaChana
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5 years ago

Unsustainable Civilisation

LisaManlove
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5 years ago

Ya

LindaGogulskiRubin
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5 years ago

Erosion

LucasFernandes
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5 years ago

Dark Souls?

DevannAtkinson
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5 years ago

The Castle, perhaps built on a Countryside for a noble family, has stood proud for centuries, caring for its family, watching over its country and kin. And just like an elderly family member, of a White Western middle class …..This proud man, who was the foundation of his family, perhaps even fought for his country is sadly, much like this castle, wanting to slip away without being a burden to anyone……I mean no offence to anyone by saying this as Im quite sure that is not the case with all families of that category, but from what I see where I live in British Columbia, Canada, families who originate from India or China for example, take care of their elderly until they pass in their own homes or in the home of a relative. They don't ship them off to a nursing home to wither away and die like the majority of North American families. And of course circumstances don't always allow us to care for our elderly relatives at home, i get that too…. My point is, just that its sad.

DeividasDeivakas
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5 years ago

This man is only beautiful from outside

KateMcconnell
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5 years ago

Society is crumbling

JuliaCandalisa
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5 years ago

outwardly: we are socially acceptable; inwardly: we are more primitive

AdityaMaheshwari
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5 years ago

The things you love the most, will destroy you..!!

TatjanaPetrovic
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5 years ago

Houses,towers and all other material objects are omly a burden which destroys a man.

KatShinkareva
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5 years ago

Empty.

JoyceMcNamara
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5 years ago

We are all empty on the inside.

SallyHart
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5 years ago

Aging population

AnitaPócsi
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5 years ago

We build our cities to caves that are fragile, we can`t imagine how weak are they now. Also, the whole earth is breakable, but the people always wants to build bigger and bigger towers. It`s all about money and power.

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SabrinaFairchild
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5 years ago

Under the cloak of aging lies beauty and wisdom

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SallyHart
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5 years ago

Our thoughts are manipulated

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RaeannWiley
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5 years ago

Only in nature can you grow

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IlincaNe
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5 years ago

I believe that the circle with the man "traped" inside is the routine we have each day. But only the human. The birds appear to be free at all times...and the difference between them is just...sad

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AndrewBlikken
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5 years ago

I see a child controlling his elder self. The moon is a terrific allegory for the lens of fantasy through which we viewed adulthood.

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JuliaCandalisa
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5 years ago

Inside: i am still a young girl, wishing to fly away. To escape. Why were birds born with wings, and not I?

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JuliaCandalisa
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5 years ago

"I miss the BRAINS down in Aaaaafricaaaa"

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NicholasPerpiglia
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5 years ago

Business and capitalism are just means in which society can unload aggressiveness and the desire of dominance. Deep inside we are still all animals.

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MeganCarson
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5 years ago

The masks we wear

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JustinStrange
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5 years ago

How we are too focused on ourselves to see what's in front of us.

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KellyRenders
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5 years ago

Using money to get to higher grounds

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Shannon
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5 years ago

You've got "male"?

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ValentinaBacalu
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5 years ago

Nature is stronger than what people build ;)

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PhilipAtkins
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5 years ago

Big fish in a little pond; america isn't as great as it thinks it is without the cooperation/water of the rest of the world.

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BobbiNewell
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5 years ago

His imagination lifts him up out of his impoverished surroundings. But he is also his own worst enemy: if he swings his sword the wrong way, he'll cut the strings and come crashing painfully back to reality.

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AmberWong
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5 years ago

nothing is either black or white

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AdityaMaheshwari
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5 years ago

Despite how important a thing is, there is always a limit of having it, too much of anything is a bad idea.

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Norn
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5 years ago

being a slave to things I posses

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JustinStrange
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5 years ago

Overcrowding. We all live on top of each other.

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BonitaPotgieter
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5 years ago

Sometimes you think you protecting yourself when the very thing you thought was protecting you ends up causing the most damage...

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JustinStrange
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5 years ago

Climbing the corporate ladder just to watch your money fly away.

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PhilipAtkins
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5 years ago

We as people are larger than those giving the orders. We literally support those in power, and yet we follow their direction

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TyYamnitz
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5 years ago

The mind is influenced by its environment

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Norn
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5 years ago

slave of sexuality

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JonathanM
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5 years ago

The true nature of humans desires the idyll of the natural environment.

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LauraFox
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5 years ago

My husband and I always have the deep discussions about our life and marriage in the middle of the night. This one really resonates with me.

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Norn
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5 years ago

break free

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MalinaAlexandra
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5 years ago

Demons inside us are killing us or that dark side inside each of us

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Bianca Meglio
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5 years ago

religiions: who is the beast?

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Shannon
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5 years ago

See me for who i really am.

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DarleneAyars-Feazell
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5 years ago

Self imposed prison of addiction

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Norn
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5 years ago

cutting someone else´s legs won´t help you walk faster

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DouglasHamilton
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5 years ago

Fuel has become our water. Our way of life depends upon it.

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DarleneAyars-Feazell
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5 years ago

The distorted reality and transformation of matter to symbolize reality in dreams

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EmmaWood
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5 years ago

I think something might be bugging him :)

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JonathanM
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5 years ago

Freedom during evolution progresses to a mere symbol of liberty.

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PhilipAtkins
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5 years ago

We can evolve and change, but our future is literally either going to be flooded or filled with pollution

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