Surreal Abstract Shark Jaw With Lines

Dark blue shark jawbone with lines over faded pink background. Surreal abstract art by Joseph Westrupp.

Title: Cherry Vitium.

That V-shaped bone is actually a shark jaw, or at least half of one. It’s an odd looking species named the Port Jackson shark.

As it looks like a V, I decided to give it a name starting with that letter, and I came across vitium in my search. It’s a Latin word meaning fault, crime, or defect, depending on where you look. I thought with cherry prefixed it had a nice poetic quality.

Edit a year and some months down the track: this image has had a significant revision. Only the basic layout and general color is the same. There’s now also a black and white version named Cherry Vitium Black.

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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