Surreal Abstract Seashell Rose – Black and White

Seashell collage forming a rose. Surreal abstract art in black and white by Joseph Westrupp.

The title of this picture is Rosa Black, and it’s the black and white counterpart to Rosa. The meaning of rosa here is intended as the plant genus as opposed to the given name. Not that it matters, provided the rose concept is implied.

This is the second of my compositions that struck me as rose-like after it was done, the first being Rose, which is based on a frog skull. The rose is one of my favorite flowers, but any resemblance was unintentional. Or at least there was no intent when I began manipulating the base photo, but toward the end I encouraged the resemblance when I saw it coincidentally developing. But this is still abstract imagery, perhaps the similarity only occurs to me, don’t know. Do you see it?

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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