Pink Skull Impaled on Pole

Pink skull impaled on a pole, surreal artwork by Joseph Westrupp.

Title: Ice Cream. It’s based on a reaction by someone I showed the picture to. Due to the soft pastel colors, they said it reminded them of ice cream. I thought that was funny because the subject matter couldn’t be much further from ice cream, so decided to use it as a name for the image.

This work is another of the first color pieces I did after my black and white stint. The black and white stuff was quite dark, literally and figuratively, and I wanted a change from that.

Actually, this is one of the black and white ones, but reinterpreted with color. I really like the idea of undermining the horror aspect of these types of images with soft pastel colors, and it doesn’t get much more un-horror-like than the shades I’ve used here.

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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