Phrenology Diagrams – Marquetry
These pieces are made by a process called marquetry. Firstly the design is created by using reference material. The book I chose was Phrenology: The Science and Art of Teaching by Lloyd G. Spencer MSD because of its higher degree of detail than most other phrenology textbooks. From here the crappy line drawings were converted to something a little more pleasing to the eye. After the diagrammatic part of the piece had been plotted, the face itself was designed in a way to mimic the overall pattern of the upper part of the head while still being individual enough to ensure visual separation.
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