Dyscrasia, 2007

Jamie Shovlin is interested in the relationship between truth and fiction, reality and invention. His carefully researched and executed works question the way in which we map and classify the world around us in order to understand it. 

Dyscrasia is a chart recording the ways by which philosophers, psychologists, and Crayola have  attributed personality types by a relationship to the fours humours of the human body. Although the four humour theory was disproved almost 500 year ago it still is used as a basis for personality analysis in modern psychiatry. The chart documents the development of these various theories but is brought up to date using Crayola's millennial survey of 'America's Favourite Colours', listing the personality types of people who choose specific colours.