Eroded Skull in Pink

Eroded skull in pink, surreal art photograph by Joseph Westrupp.

Title: Ice Cream II. Nothing literal about this title, it’s sheer poetic juxtaposition.

Actually, it’s based on a reaction. I showed the first image with this name to someone, and bizarrely they said it reminded them of ice cream. Seeing as it was a skull impaled on a pole, that amused me, so I used it as a title.

This is the same skull but with no pole through it, and a pink background instead of a blue one.

This image is another of the first color pieces I did after a protracted black and white stint. The black and white work was quite grim, and I wanted a change from that. I really like the idea of undermining the grimness of skull images with soft pastel colors, of the sort you might find a nursery painted in for instance.

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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