Surreal Abstract Pelvic Bone Collage

Blue pelvic bone collage with red circles, on green background. Surreal abstract art photo by Joseph Westrupp.

The title of this picture is Abscission.

It’s based on an iPhone photo I took in a museum. It was of a human skeleton display put together with wire and bolts so as to keep it intact and upright.

This all posed several of the usual technical challenges I face: bringing out detail in a highly cropped (and therefore low resolution) photo, and fixing visible wingnuts and wire.

But actually those things aren’t overly time-consuming, the real work lies in realizing my vision (as pretentious as that sounds I’m not sure how else to put it). I’ve been meaning to do a piece based on this pelvic bone for a while, but there’s a big gap between the beauty I see in the raw shape, and making it work as art.

There’s a black and white version called Char Abscission.

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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