Surreal Abstract Elephant Bones With Lines

Apricot elephant bone collage divided by vertical white lines, on dark blue background. Surreal abstract art by Joseph Westrupp.

The title of this picture is Memorism. That’s not actually a word, but I meant it to refer to what a memorist does (ie, have a very accurate and detailed memory). The abstract figure being a visual metaphor for the brain processes of memory.

That’s intended more as poetic flourish than anything too deep and profound. My goal with titles is just to flavor the impression of my imagery, so while I might think of a specific narrative, it’s more of a wink than a somber furrowed brow.

My titles are basically conjured via Rorschach test after a piece is finished—I never build an image around a preconceived idea or theme (at least thus far).

There’s another version with a light background, which is named Apricot Memorism.

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Archival-quality prints of this piece are available. Options include framed and unframed fine art paper and canvases.

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