Surreal Abstract Floating Crab Shell – Black and White

Floating crab shell collage with black curves. Surreal abstract art in black and white by Joseph Westrupp.

The title of this picture is Marine Black.

Generating contrast in this black and white conversion was challenging. The collage crossing such a range of tone in the background made for a fine balance, especially because I also wanted the geometric curves to stand out.

I toyed with making the curves stark white, but while that initially seemed interesting, it undermined the image overall.

This is one of two iterations—the other is a brown collage over aquamarine background, called Marine.

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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