Surreal Abstract Bird Skull Heart – Black and White

Bird skull heart with white curved lines, surreal abstract art in black and white by Joseph Westrupp.

The title of this picture is Gray Love From Ornithurae, and breaks down like this:

‘Ornithurae’ is the taxonomic term for the clade birds are a part of.

‘Gray’ because it’s black and white (the color version being Love From Ornithurae), but it’s more than a mere description of whether there’s color or not. Typically there’ll be a color version of my images too, and I love the poetic effect of appending gray or black onto the color title.

‘Love’ because the composition reminded me of a love heart. I edited it with that in mind once I noticed it, at least insofar as making it look like there are two distinct cavities to the skull like there are to a heart. (Technically there are four chambers to a heart, but the distinction vertically is far less marked than horizontally, if that makes sense.)

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    1. Thank you kindly, Louis. (And thanks for giving me a chance to use this comment system in earnest—always used a third party plugin previously, but rethought that so as not to leak people’s data…) Have a good one.

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