Surreal Abstract Seashell Collage With Circle

Red seashell collage with white circle on blue background. Surreal abstract art by Joseph Westrupp.

The title of this picture is Seriatim.

This is a product of the whims of aesthetic taste. I made an image I thought looked pretty cool, and put it up here. Then like the sudden intrusion of reality into an illusion, I didn’t like it.

That sometimes happens. The offending creation has to be immediately torn down from where it might be seen, and I wonder why I ever liked it. Such are the vagaries of making art, at least in my experience.

Anyway, this image arose as a result—it’s very different, but based on all the same raw materials. I guess this one wouldn’t have existed had it not been for the failed attempt, so it’s all for the best.

There’s a black and white version of this image named Seriatim Ashen.

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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