Surreal Abstract Elephant Bone Collage – High Key Black and White

Elephant bone collage on rectangle against light background. Surreal abstract art in black and white by Joseph Westrupp.

The title of this picture is Gray Powder Bone Flare. It’s funny, that name is the result of a title assembly kit I’ve inadvertently made. For color and tonal variations of images I’ll add a word to their title to differentiate from the original. Normally something logical that reflects the difference, but it has to also have poetic value.

In this case Bone Flare is the original, and I then made a black and white of that—Gray Bone Flare. Next came a pastel color scheme, which I called Powder Bone Flare. (Not sure if it’s obvious, but ‘powder’ is sometimes used to name lighter color shades, ‘powder blue’ for instance.) And lastly is this, which is a black and white version of Powder Bone Flare, so it gets the ‘gray’ appendage.

The logic may not be completely obvious perhaps, but it’s there, and more importantly I really like the concept each phrase evokes.

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