Saturday, January 30, 2010

Schools of Thought


Phrenology. Hum... I definately had to look this up. This subject being the theme for this week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge ; I had no idea what it was- so learning something new was great! Phrenology is a belief that personality traits of a person can be derived from the shape of the skull. Considered a fringe or pseudo-science, believers contend that the mind has a set of different mental faculties, with each particular faculty represented in a different area of the brain (hence the numbering) . My digital collage postcard is blended with antique map images and human figure (flickr -free) with added artistic filters in Photoshop.

33 comments:

  1. You have certainly illustrated Phrenology here, Lori! Your choice of b/g perfect for the theme!

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  2. Very thought-provoking piece, Lori! Thank you for the info on phrenology. I've always been curious about it.

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  3. what an interesting interpretation - and very well designed!

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  4. I love what you did with this challenge. The architectural background is inspired!! Beautiful work .. again!

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  5. Wonderful, surreal feel to this one. Stunning artwork, Lori, as always.

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  6. Love your take on the theme Lori, your collage is very beautiful!!

    Linda

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  7. I had to look it up too :-) I've heard about it, just didn't remember the word. Your interpretation is great I hope to have a chance to do one also!

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  8. I love this piece and had to laugh at the subject matter this week. Phrenology has been around since the 1800s, and been debunked. Many phrenologists used to examine the bumps on a person's head to determine personality. The nice thing about this subject is, there are a lot of rubber stamp companies who have created their own "numbered" heads.

    Stay safe and warm this weekend.

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  9. That background is just great for the theme. Beautiful!

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  10. your interpretation is great!!!

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  11. Lori, I love the surrealistic quality of this beautiful artwork. Wonderful!!!!

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  12. Wow your work is great.
    Fantastic design Lori. Love it.

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  13. This is a fabulous card Lori! I always love your work. I think having half the head in the shadows adds a real sense of intrigue.

    Cindy :)

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  14. chapeau!!! what a great and brillinat digital playing arround this theme!!!

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  15. Fabulous! I love your Fire and Ice works, too! You are amazing!

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  16. A superb creation; i am in awe of digital art work and yours is just superb!!

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  17. This is such a creative piece with that papers!
    Lori this is fantastic!

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  18. Fantastic art, Lori. It has a Dutch Old Masters feel to me.

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  19. Lori, this is amazing!! I love all the layers you've done!

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  20. Fabulous artwork, Lori! Beautiful - cheers!

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  21. love the architecture here..lots of fine details

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  22. A beautiful great collage, I love the texture!!

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  23. Wow, what a beautiful card Lori! SUPER!!!
    Love Alicia

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  24. Very complex. Look very ancient. What a wonderful take on this theme!

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  25. Oh Lori, there is so much to look at in this piece! I love all the like minded elements you used & you almost have to look hard to see the head. So well done, your digital design is awesome!
    Hugs,
    Susie

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  26. so smart....just love the old school feel about it! very majestic...and i love the horizon thru the windows. Just brilliant!

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