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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4 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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4 years ago

some man just want to watch the world burn

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TinyDynamine
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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 years ago

America

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KláraKoubová
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4 years ago

brain

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KarinaLopez
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4 years ago

time puppet

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JuliaCandalisa
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4 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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4 years ago

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

DavidManuel
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4 years ago

I see this woman has become stuck being someone else's resource. She is a storage box of information and tasks that the other treats the privilege of acquiring, like yanking open a drawer and grabbing it from them as from a piece of furniture. She is disregarded as a person.

BrianLinscheid
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4 years ago

To me it makes me think that the man is desperately trying to find out what is going on inside of his wife, and the wife has all these thoughts and feelings that she is storing away and not sharing with him. So the man feels small and overwhelmed trying to search out what is going on inside of her. She looks disinterested in the home/attic, storing away another thought as he is desperately trying to salvage his relationship.

Kimberly Gaver
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4 years ago

And time is running out (it's nearly midnight).

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BirchyCat
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4 years ago

Reminds me of a Dali painting.

Andrew Anderson
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4 years ago

It is

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LauraSebastian
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4 years ago

Its 5 minutes to 12. Hes dressed in a formal suit. Shes disinterested and in a flowing gown. Men are literal creatures women are emotional creatures. He keeps shoving literal dogma into her and shes had enough. The time is over for patriarchy.

RobinRouse
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4 years ago

Woman...all knowing.

KarinaLopez
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4 years ago

Dali indeed

LaurieThrasher
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4 years ago

Honey,where's my wallet,have you seen my keys?

PamePortilloSpn
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4 years ago

I think the same

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AmberDykes
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4 years ago

A man trying to find the directions to whatever complex issue is going on with the woman.

Misty Yearwood
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4 years ago

Observing, listening, storing intelligence...the prying cocks that incessantly seek all the precious inside jokes bit off more dossiers than they can gum...shoe

AntoinetteBraat
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4 years ago

it takes a strong man, to love a woman who has been through hell

JohnNathanNeilDion
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4 years ago

Compartmentalising our thoughts, memories and our lives?

LucieSalačová
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4 years ago

this seems to me as an illustration of living in our past, collecting all the things, photographs, memories- recalling them over and over again.

SallyHart
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4 years ago

Women are so much more busy these days, career, children etc

Jayne Benton Pepper
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3 years ago

We play different roles with different people.

James Wack
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4 years ago

I'm waiting for her to decide she has enough compartments to move and do something else.

Manisha Mishra
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4 years ago

reminds me of a Dali work

Bernadette Grabowska-Kirk
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4 years ago

He wants to know what secrets she keeps in her heart ... but he will never get there.

PriyaChana
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4 years ago

Woman.... keeper of all things

NinaTsvetkova
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4 years ago

Looks like we store a lot of emotions and thoughts

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PeggyWestmoreland
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4 years ago

Micromanager

LindaGogulskiRubin
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4 years ago

Mind full

DanielLaw
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4 years ago

Was it Magritte or Dali that did this first?

NatasaIlic
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4 years ago

I see this as modern society birocracy and too much paper work

DanitraDavid
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4 years ago

Too much....excess in life in general. Junk drawers. I see endless looking for a pen, and only finding a fork.

AdityaMaheshwari
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4 years ago

A man can't know the women completely..

JoleneCharlton
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4 years ago

I wonder what the significance of the man being so tiny is.

MonicaRamos
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4 years ago

Dali made a similar statue

KatarzynaMieszawska
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4 years ago

This one reminds me Dali pictures :)

AshleyRobbins
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4 years ago

Dali ripoff

BogdanDubylovskyj
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4 years ago

є такі жінки

DorotaViwegier
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4 years ago

all my deadlines are in there

Allan Carpenter
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4 years ago

I think the life size man worships her, the god of knowledge or power (the same thing)

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JennBurns
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4 years ago

Big brother is watching...

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DeeGee
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4 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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4 years ago

We all grow in different directions.

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WendyBarnhart
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4 years ago

The foundation of society is eroding.

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SabrinaFairchild
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4 years ago

Under the cloak of aging lies beauty and wisdom

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SallyHart
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4 years ago

Our thoughts are manipulated

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RaeannWiley
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4 years ago

Only in nature can you grow

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IlincaNe
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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 years ago

"I miss the BRAINS down in Aaaaafricaaaa"

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NicholasPerpiglia
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4 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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4 years ago

The masks we wear

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JustinStrange
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4 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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4 years ago

Using money to get to higher grounds

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Shannon
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4 years ago

You've got "male"?

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ValentinaBacalu
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4 years ago

Nature is stronger than what people build ;)

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PhilipAtkins
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4 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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4 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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4 years ago

nothing is either black or white

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AdityaMaheshwari
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4 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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4 years ago

being a slave to things I posses

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JustinStrange
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4 years ago

Overcrowding. We all live on top of each other.

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BonitaPotgieter
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4 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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4 years ago

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

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PhilipAtkins
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4 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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4 years ago

The mind is influenced by its environment

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Norn
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4 years ago

slave of sexuality

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JonathanM
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4 years ago

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

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LauraFox
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4 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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4 years ago

break free

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MalinaAlexandra
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4 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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4 years ago

religiions: who is the beast?

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Shannon
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4 years ago

See me for who i really am.

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DarleneAyars-Feazell
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4 years ago

Self imposed prison of addiction

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Norn
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4 years ago

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

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DouglasHamilton
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4 years ago

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

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DarleneAyars-Feazell
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4 years ago

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

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EmmaWood
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4 years ago

I think something might be bugging him :)

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JonathanM
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4 years ago

Freedom during evolution progresses to a mere symbol of liberty.

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PhilipAtkins
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4 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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