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NYCHOS: The Dissection of Sigmund Freud

Posted in anatomy, installations, psychology, sculpture, skulls and skeletons, street art with tags , , , , , on June 16, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

NYCHOS has put up this awesome installation in NYC’s Flatiron Plaza.

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Go ahead…lie down and tell him your problems.

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Notes on a Case of Melancholia

Posted in Books, death, illustration, psychology, skulls and skeletons with tags , , , , on December 13, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Nicholas Gurewich, the creator of the surreal and wonderful Perry Bible Fellowship comic has kickstarted a project I’m incredibly jazzed about: Notes on a Case of Melancholia, inspired by Edward Gorey and Jungian analysis (two of my very favorite things! *covers mouth with hand so as not to squeal with joy*).

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This a book about Death’s despair regarding his kid- an affectionate “Little Death” who simply doesn’t have what it takes to carry on the family business. Dr. Edgar O. Wye is a psychoanalyst who takes Death on as a patient. The book’s rhyming narration will be taken from his case notes.

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The book will run about 42-50 pages long, and will be completely illustrated. Graphic novel “frames” will be used on occasion, but this will really be more of a picture book – deliberately similar to the short books of Edward Gorey, but with a character-driven plot. Though it has a pretty high body count, it is in essence a family story.

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Watch the video and support the project at the Notes on a Case of Melancholia Kickstarter.

The Man of Everyone’s Dreams

Posted in psychology with tags , on October 17, 2009 by shewalkssoftly

Literally.

In 2000, a psychiatric patient drew a picture of a man who appeared in recurring dreams. The picture was left out on the doctor’s desk, where another patient recognized it from his dreams as well! With a bit of investigation, other patients who saw the same face in their dreams were found. As of now, at least 2,000 people recognize the face as one they’ve dreamed about.

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I wonder about the psychological origin of this phenomenon. It’s possible that the image possesses certain archetypal qualities and is vague/varied enough for people to associate with their own dreams.

But I’ve never had a dream about him.

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