Skull Impaled on Needle

Skull impaled on a needle and hanging by a thread. Surreal art by Joseph Westrupp.

Title: By a Thread, fairly literal title on this. As with most of my titles I like the poetry of the words in and of themselves, but further when paired with the image.

The idea for this stemmed from a previous image of a skull impaled on a pole. I wanted to start exploring a more quirky, fun, and surreal direction, and playing with scale seemed like a good start.

The result here is actually pretty stark, even clinical. So I maybe didn’t quite fulfil the quirky and fun part, but I was quite pleased with the surrealism.

There’s a black and white version, too.

Canvases and Giclée Prints

Archival-quality prints of this piece are available at my online shop. Options include framed and unframed fine art paper, canvases, and metal prints.

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