Surreal Abstract Jawbone Collage and Lines – Black and White

Jawbone collage with lines, surreal abstract art in black and white by Joseph Westrupp.

The title of this picture is Innaiant Coal Redux.

This composition was rescued from an old draft that became Innaiant. As such, I’m struck by the difference between this type of art and the landscape I used to do.

They’re both photography-based, but landscape’s typically greater number of elements dictate fewer options in editing. For example, there’s some latitude in post-processing, but unless you spend a huge amount of time, the overall lighting is set. However, with what I’m doing now, I can completely reverse the lighting reasonably easily—ie, make a light subject on a dark background the opposite.

Indeed, the original Innaiant had a light subject on a dark background. For this I decided to flip it.

Not to say landscape photography is worse because of this, it’s just a different process, with more dependence on careful creative choices at the time of capture. However, for my personal predilections, offloading more creation to the editing portion of the workflow is preferable, quite aside from the end product.

There are two other versions: a multi-colored collage on a pink background named Innaiant Ice Cream Redux, and Innaiant Redux, which is red on a green background.

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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