Surreal Abstract Seashell Collage and Boxes – Black and White

Seashell collage with white pinstripe rectangles. Surreal abstract art in black and white by Joseph Westrupp.

The title of this picture is Seriatim Ashen.

The first person I showed this to noted that it looked like Art Deco (and if you’re not familiar with that style, the Wiki page isn’t a bad start). I saw it, too—at least after it was suggested.

However, Art Deco wasn’t remotely on my mind during creation. I had a seashell (from the jar of them that have provided the basis for quite a bit of art lately, after sitting around the house unnoticed for the better part of a decade) I thought had some nice lines, and I knew I wanted to make something from it. I took some photos, chose the best one, and ended up piecing this shape together from hard crops of it. The Art Deco-ness of it emerged coincidentally, but I actually love Art Deco so I’m kind of pleased it happened.

There’s a blue and red version of this image named Seriatim.

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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