Surreal Abstract Elephant Bones With Lines – Black and White

Elephant bone collage divided by vertical white lines. Surreal abstract art in black and white by Joseph Westrupp.

The title of this picture is Gray Memorism.

This variation gave me trouble. I made the original, then the apricot version came quickly and naturally. But getting a black and white of either of those to work was unusually difficult. I got one done, but later took it down from here because it was too flat. For about a year this was one of my only pictures with no grayscale version.

However, with my recent overhaul of the two color iterations I found a way to get it done. Not really because of the changes to those ones, more that I tried something that didn’t occur to me those months ago. Namely: sometimes not trying to maximize contrast in a black and white is better (which was a surprising discovery).

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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