Friday, September 11, 2009

MOBY-DICK, Page 036

Title: Yes, it was the famous Father Mapple, so called by the whalemen, among whom he was a very great favorite.

8 inches by 11 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
September 8, 2009

2 comments:

BJU said...

I love how spindly and complex the wrinkles are. And the bold lines and minimal colors feel very "graphic novel" to me - which, of course, I mean as a compliment.

Thanks again for sparking my own creative drive again and, more importantly, learning to share your gifts with the world. It has already brought you so many good things and, even in my short time of knowing you, I can say that you are more than worthy of the them. I will be back every day to see how it's going. Never lose faith in your ability to live life as an "exposed" artist.

Matt Kish said...

You aren't far off the mark Brandon. I do think this piece was subtly influenced by some of the comics I read as a kid, especially some of the work by Spanish comic artist Jose Munoz. It wasn't intentional while I was working on this, but some very specific images came almost unbidden into my mind, and I think that is why.