Surreal Abstract Seashell Crop and Lines – Black and White

Seashell crop, pinstripe circle and lines. Surreal abstract art in black and white by Joseph Westrupp.

The title of this picture is Black Sand. I like the poetic effect of adding ‘black’ or ‘gray’ to the titles of color work for a black and white counterpart, but lately I’ve been avoiding it. That’s because I do a black and white version of most of my images, and it seems to run the risk of becoming hackneyed if I do the same thing to the title every time.

For this one it was irresistible, though. The reason is that ‘black sand’ evokes great childhood memories for me; my family used to holiday at various black-sanded beaches in New Zealand. The sand had some type of gleaming mineral as part of its composition, which sparkled as you walked over it. The sparkles somehow had the 3D effect of appearing higher than the level of the sand, making for a surreal, magical experience.

There’s a color version of this artwork too, which is in blue and gold, and called Sand.

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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