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.

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SabrinaFairchild
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5 years ago

Under the cloak of aging lies beauty and wisdom

MichelleMironenko
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5 years ago

thats deep

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GraceBarclay
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5 years ago

Caged wisdom. We do not listen to the wisdom of people who have lived life

JustynaBarucha
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5 years ago

Magritte byłby dumny Panie Morski. Pozdrawiam

Ifé-IndiraSiam
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5 years ago

Wisdom

JoyceMcNamara
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5 years ago

Caged wisdom comes with maturity and age.

HeleneGarnes
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5 years ago

Actually, most owls actually fall into the lower range of bird intelligence

Gintaras Jonika
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5 years ago

Exactly!

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LiamPowell
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5 years ago

we choose to cage our spirits inside our heads, when there's so much more to explore!

Allan Carpenter
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5 years ago

Well put.

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AdlianaAdnan
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5 years ago

Wisdom just been kept in old folks memories. Not free to be told to youngs.

AdlianaAdnan
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5 years ago

Wisdom just been kept in old folks memories.

JoleBear
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5 years ago

The mind is like a caged.

CatieBrandyberry
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5 years ago

To me, I see this as keeping your wisdom caged.

Nicola Bishop
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5 years ago

Bird brain

AdityaMaheshwari
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5 years ago

Old people are now seen as old but not elders, young generation look at their age but don't care about the knowledge they have.

JoleneCharlton
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5 years ago

Wisdom caged inside the human mind, perhaps?

Karen Berg
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4 years ago

With age comes wisdom

John O'Sullivan
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4 years ago

Fantastic

Xaim MirXa
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5 years ago

Its like What you see is not what you see!!!

James Wack
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5 years ago

"Wisdom' is caged in the back...

Michael John
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5 years ago

What do you see

Jacinta Breen
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5 years ago

Wisdom is worth preserving

Connie Doc
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5 years ago

Perhaps we should not encage our dreams and knowledge. Open windows and doors, and let it be.

Allan Carpenter
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5 years ago

The mind is a cage if you worship it.

Zo Vis
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5 years ago

Dypsheeeet!!

Bernadette Grabowska-Kirk
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5 years ago

We gain wisdom with experience ... and then experience teaches us that wisdom can't be shared with others ...

SammyB
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5 years ago

Damn Hedgewig.

TehyaJohns
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5 years ago

Owl you know who you are really talking to or what they truly think.

PriyaChana
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5 years ago

Wise old owl... trapped by time

DaniEl
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5 years ago

kn-OWL-edge! ;)

LindaGogulskiRubin
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5 years ago

A wise man

LauraSebastian
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5 years ago

Our wisdom and instincts of the natural world we keep caged.

KarenBerg
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5 years ago

Age is wisdom

KendallFrye
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5 years ago

Behind the curtin of Wisdom.

StephenMann
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5 years ago

All of our heads are cages which contain owls, really.

Allan Carpenter
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5 years ago

Nearly all maybe.

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CharleneAdams
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5 years ago

the wise old owl is locked away

JayLuo
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5 years ago

Age doesn't measure up with intelligence, since owls are actually quite stupid.

KatShinkareva
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5 years ago

Mask

TamsinMennell
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5 years ago

Personal thoughts and feelings can be caged, and need to be set free!

TamsinMennell
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5 years ago

somebody's thoughts are caged and need to be set free!

WhitneyBrown
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5 years ago

Insomnia

CsillaIhnatiuc
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5 years ago

Wisdom and knowledge shut away.

JennBurns
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5 years ago

Wisdom

StuartColeman
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5 years ago

hidden knowledge and secrets kept

SoenamPalmo
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5 years ago

Janusz Korwin-Mikke czy przypadek? :O

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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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