Sunday, November 15, 2009

MOBY-DICK, Page 074

Title: I was also aware that being a green hand at whaling, my own lay would not be very large; but considering that I was used to the sea, could steer a ship, splice a rope, and all that, I made no doubt that from all I had heard I should be offered at least the 275th lay — that is, the 275th part of the clear net proceeds of the voyage, whatever that might eventually amount to.

11 inches by 7.5 inches
ink and marker on found paper
November 15, 2009

4 comments:

  1. I love this picture--what a great way to make a matter-of-fact statement into something far more interesting!

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  2. Thank you Rudy. This was actually a tough one to conceptualize and I went through several ideas in my head before settling on this. I am happy with how it turned out, although it took a devilishly long time to complete. All those lines....

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  3. My favorite so far, Matt. Thanks for sharing your work like this—it's a fascinating journey.

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  4. Thank you Joel, it is definitely a journey. There are so very many pages yet ahead of me that I can barely even conceive of what my own life will be like at that point, let alone the art.

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