Surreal Abstract Crab Shell Collage – Orange and Blue

Orange crab shell collage with black geometric shape, on blue background. Surreal abstract art by Joseph Westrupp.

The title of this picture is Comma. When I was thinking of a title, it occurred to me the black shape in the middle looks like a stylized digital comma, so that’s what I decided to call it. Plus, it had never occurred to me before, but comma is quite a nice word. I like it as a title.

The composition here was an idea I initially rejected on the way to Anfractuosity. I kept the draft, and when I saw it again I really liked it. Seemed like a no-brainer to develop it into something. Funny how time lends perspective, though. It can really affect how I see my work.

The underlying crab shell photo has been put to a lot of work—it’s the basis for the Ampersand series, Anfractuosity, Uhtceare, and Vagility.

There is also a black and white version of this image called Gray Comma.

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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