Surreal Abstract Skull Collage on Rectangle

Blue, red, and yellow skull collage on rectangle. Surreal abstract art photo by Joseph Westrupp.

The title of this picture is Terrain, derived from a knee-jerk response to just looking at the finished product. Parts of the collage remind me of mountains viewed from water. More than that, I like the concept of terrain applied to bone.

Quite unusual use of color for me here, although becoming less so lately. I’m being more drawn toward bold colors, as opposed to the more muted shades I used to favor. I still appreciate a subtly colored photograph, but perhaps there’s something about abstract work that bright, strong tones work especially well for.

Mind you, a judicious hand is still critical; color is very easy to get wrong and overdo. But when that line of drama just before oops-I-knocked-the-color-slider-too-hard is reached, it can be fantastic.

There’s a black and white version of this image too, it’s named Gray Terrain.

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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