Deconstructed Surreal Abstract Seashell Collage

Deconstructed seashell and lines, in blue and orange. Surreal abstract art by Joseph Westrupp.

The title of this picture is Antiperihelia. Perihelia are orbital points closest to the sun. I coined antiperihelia to give a flavor of darkness to the image. Arguably unnecessarily—perihelia already has aphelia as its antonym—but I like the sound of antiperihelia anyway. Also, it doesn’t necessarily imply the same meaning as aphelia.

It’s interesting to see my style evolving here—even as the creator. Is it possible to get a vicarious experience from yourself? That seems to be what I just described. I think because there’s a degree of subconsciousness to creative choices and taste. Regardless, I wouldn’t have predicted this direction after I first ventured into this abstract stuff.

There’s a black and white version of this composition called Antiperihelia Smoke.

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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