Surreal Abstract Elephant Bone Collage – Verdigris and Pink

Pink elephant bone collage on rectangles, against verdigris background. Surreal abstract art by Joseph Westrupp.

The title of this picture is Endobrume, which is a term I constructed ad hoc after completing the image. It parses like this: endo is a prefix meaning inside or within, and brume is a French-derived word meaning winter (at least directly; further back it’s Latin). So my idea is that the white area within the bones is winter itself.

Incidentally, I learned another word in doing this image, ‘verdigris’ in the title. It’s tricky coming up with titles for my abstract imagery because so many of them are described by ‘surreal abstract bone collage’, but of course each title has to be different (because each URL has to be different, and the title makes the URL). So I often add colors to differentiate. And that’s what verdigris is—the color that best matches the background here.

There are two other versions of this composition:

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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