Surreal Abstract Skull Fragment Collage

Red and yellow skull fragment collage over blue background. Surreal abstract art by Joseph Westrupp.

The title of this picture is Comminution. The collage is composed of parts of a skull photo.

I expected to have geometric white lines over the skull collage. They were going to be in the form of a line through the diameter of a circle (as in a sign prohibiting something, such as smoking for instance, though horizontally oriented).

But despite a lot of time trying, it wouldn’t work compositionally; there was an unacceptably busy and awkward look to it. So I shelved it, and chalked it up as a failed experiment.

Months later I got the urge to try again, and produced this. One of the main modifications was ditching the geometry, though the divisions in the collage are the same place. It still maintains the geometric mission I’m on, just without explicit lines.

There’s a black and white version of this image named Comminution 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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