Surreal Abstract Seashell With Lines

Red seashell fragment with lines, on blue background. Surreal abstract art by Joseph Westrupp.

The title of this picture is Laeotrope. Laeotropic means turning to the left, often in reference to shells. So I made a noun of it for the title here after taking a shining to the word. That seems to happen a lot with me and words.

I also considered sinistral as the title instead, which means the same as laeotropic and is also a nice title-worthy word. Leaotrope won for its alliterative value (an older version was named Lemon Laeotrope, the ‘lemon’ part in reference to the prior color scheme. Edit: there is now also a new version of Lemon Laeotrope).

Bonus fact: dextral means spiraling in the opposite direction to the shell pictured (I learned that in my title-seeking perusals for this one).

There’s a black and white version of this named Laeotrope 2.

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Archival-quality prints of this piece are available. Options include framed and unframed fine art paper and canvases.

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