Skull With Mouth Merged Into Spiked Bone – Sepia on Blue

Skull with mouth merged into a bone with spikes at the end, on a textured blue background. Surreal art by Joseph Westrupp.

Title: Blue Syzygy.

This series marks the end of a creative era. Or error, depending on how you feel about skulls. But based on this stint and the reactions it elicited, there’s a high chance you’re not quite as enamored of them as I am.

Mind you, there’s a segment of the population who’re there with me—so maybe you’re one of them if you’re reading this. Certainly I found huge groups of skull art enthusiasts on Facebook at the time.

For me dark art isn’t about immersion in bleak moods, quite the opposite. It’s a strange thing, but my favorite dark art, including movies and music, is invigorating and uplifting. Counterintuitive but true.

The series alluded to above includes two others:

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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2 Comments

  1. Your the first example I’m looking at, going to set up my own here in a few minutes or so…….Anyway, I like that you created something out of the standard art box. I used to not like skulls, by boyfriends favorite subject, but I see the art in them now. Good job.

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