Surreal Abstract Crab Shell Collage – Black and White

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

The title of this picture is Gray Comma.

The underlying crab shell photo has appeared more times in my work than any other base image (it’s in the Ampersand series, Anfractuosity, Uhtceare, Vagility, as well as its orange and blue sibling, Comma). Funny considering it’s quite a low-resolution, technically rough photo.

And it wasn’t by premeditated design. When I work on a piece, along the way I save any drafts I think might have merit. Then when I have fresh eyes (generally the next day) decide which is best and further develop it. The difference with this crab shell photo is that I chose to go ahead with Anfractuosity, but with hindsight I liked a lot of the drafts I saved, so ended up developing those too.

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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