Surreal Abstract Elephant Bone Collage

Yellow elephant bone collage on brown rectangle, against dark red background. Surreal abstract art by Joseph Westrupp.

The title of this picture is Bone Flare. Flare has multiple meanings, but my idea is a calcified burst of flame, as if a fire had been frozen or crystalized mid burn.

I like the poetry of that idea, but had to play with verbiage a bit to get it right. Frozen Flame, or Crystal Flame were casualties of the title search, and seemed too corny to stand. I think Bone Flare has a nice lilt, though.

And so that’s the title of this work, and the base to which words get appended for variations. From this composition three others readily came:

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