Surreal Abstract Crab Shell and Curves – Black and White

Crab shell collage with black curves. Surreal abstract art in black and white by Joseph Westrupp.

The title of this picture is Vagility in Gray.

This is another composition, along with Comma, that was initially rejected when brainstorming for Anfractuosity. Though unlike Comma, it still needed a lot of development, but the passage of time lent it an air of potential instead of a ticket to the trash.

The perspective a bit of time gives is a critical part of my process; I never know if I’m happy with a piece until at least a day after creating it. During editing I look at it for so long I become almost completely numb to it aesthetically. But the next morning perspective returns, and I can normally tell instantly if it’s working, or what still needs to be done.

This is the second of two, the first being in color and called Vagility.

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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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