Surreal Abstract Shapes With Lines

Curves with geometric lines. Surreal abstract artwork in black and white by Joseph Westrupp.

The title of this picture is Avidity.

The curved shapes beneath the lines are the same as in Propinquity, from a photo of a saxophone I took. Those shapes are the keys, which I isolated and distorted.

It’s a simple image, but composing all the elements was surprisingly time-consuming and involved a lot of experimenting. But that’s always the way—I rarely have a concrete idea of where I want an image to go, but I know what I don’t like. So the process is to tweak and test till it works. Probably not the most efficient workflow in the world, but it gets me there in the end.

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Archival-quality prints of this piece are available at my online shop. Options include framed and unframed fine art paper, canvases, and metal prints.

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