Decayed Skull With Serpent Body

Decayed skull with arched serpent body. Surreal artwork in blue by Joseph Westrupp.

Title: Cranium Ophidian, ophidian basically meaning of or relating to snakes, and cranium referring to the skull.

The serpent body here is actually a bent metal pipe isolated from a photo of some playground equipment. The matching angle with the skull was just luck (and searching)—I didn’t take the original photo with this in mind. Actually, it was from years before.

But that’s how it goes for post hoc composite work, you get an idea, and just have to search through your archives hoping you find something that works.

There’s a black and white version of this named Cranium Ophidian Ashen.

Canvases and Giclée Prints

Archival-quality prints of this piece are available. Options include framed and unframed fine art paper and canvases.

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