Monday, November 30, 2009

MOBY-DICK, Page 090

Title: "My friend," said I, "what all this gibberish of yours is about, I don't know, and I don't much care; for it seems to me that you must be a little damaged in the head."

7.75 inches by 11 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
November 29, 2009

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Saturday, November 28, 2009

MOBY-DICK, Page 088

Title: ...the above words were put to us by a stranger, who, pausing before us, levelled his massive forefinger at the vessel in question. He was but shabbily apparelled in faded jacket and patched trowsers; a rag of a black handkerchief investing his neck. A confluent small-pox had in all directions flowed over his face, and left it like the complicated ribbed bed of a torrent, when the rushing waters have been dried up.

6.75 inches by 8.5 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
November 27, 2009

Friday, November 27, 2009

MOBY-DICK, Page 087

Title: Quohog - his mark

11 inches by 8.25 inches
colored pencil on found paper
November 27, 2009

MOBY-DICK, Page 086

Title: "Cap'ain, you see him small drop tar on water dere? You see him? well, spose him one whale eye, well, den!" and taking sharp aim at it, he darted the iron right over old Bildad's broad brim, clean across the ship's decks, and struck the glistening tar spot out of sight.

10.5 inches by 8.25 inches
ink and marker on found paper
November 27, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

MOBY-DICK, Page 085

Title: "No," said Peleg, "and he hasn't been baptized right either, or it would have washed some of that devil's blue off his face."

7.75 inches by 11 inches
acrylic paint and colored pencils on found paper
November 26, 2009

MOBY-DICK, Page 084

Title: ...we sallied out to board the Pequod, sauntering along, and picking our teeth with halibut bones.

8.25 inches by 11 inches
colored pencil, ink, marker and pencil on found paper
November 26, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

MOBY-DICK, Page 083

Title: "...hell is an idea first born on an undigested apple-dumpling..."

6.75 inches by 9.5 inches
crayon, ink and marker on found paper
November 24, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

MOBY-DICK, Page 082

Title: But previous to turning in, I took my heavy bearskin jacket, and threw it over him, as it promised to be a very cold night...

8 inches by 11 inches
acrylic paint, colored pencil and ink on found paper
November 23, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

MOBY-DICK, Page 081

Title: ...and there, good heavens! there sat Queequeg, altogether cool and self-collected; right in the middle of the room; squatting on his hams, and holding Yojo on top of his head. He looked neither one way nor the other way, but sat like a carved image with scarce a sign of active life.

6.75 inches by 9.5 inches
colored pencil and ink on found paper
November 22, 2009

Saturday, November 21, 2009

MOBY-DICK, Page 080

Title: Apoplexy!

8 inches by 11 inches
ink, marker and pencil on found paper
November 21, 2009

MOBY-DICK, Page 079

Title: ...Heaven have mercy on us all —Presbyterians and Pagans alike—for we are all somehow dreadfully cracked about the head, and sadly need mending.

11 inches by 7.5 inches
ink on found paper
November 21, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

MOBY-DICK, Page 078

Title: "Besides, my boy, he has a wife—not three voyages wedded—a sweet, resigned girl."

7.75 inches by 9 inches
acrylic paint, ink and collage on found paper
November 18, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

MOBY-DICK, Page 077

Title: But I had not proceeded far, when I began to bethink me that the captain with whom I was to sail yet remained unseen by me...

6 inches by 7.75 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
November 18, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

MOBY-DICK, Page 076

Title: "Fiery pit! fiery pit! ye insult me, man; past all natural bearing, ye insult me. It's an all-fired outrage to tell any human creature that he's bound to hell. Flukes and flames!"

11 inches by 7.75 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
November 17, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

MOBY-DICK, Page 075

Title: "Thou Bildad!" roared Peleg, starting up and clattering about the cabin. "Blast ye, Captain Bildad, if I had followed thy advice in these matters, I would afore now had a conscience to lug about that would be heavy enough to founder the largest ship that ever sailed round Cape Horn."

7.75 inches by 11 inches
ballpoint pen and ink on found paper
November 16, 2009

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

Saturday, November 14, 2009

MOBY-DICK, Page 073

Title: His own person was the exact embodiment of his utilitarian character. On his long, gaunt body, he carried no spare flesh, no superfluous beard, his chin having a soft, economical nap to it, like the worn nap of his broad-brimmed hat.

7.75 inches by 11 inches
acrylic paint, colored pencil and ink on found paper
November 14, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

MOBY-DICK, Page 072

Title: ...the sight of many unclad, lovely island creatures, round the Horn...

8.5 inches by 10.75 inches
acrylic paint and collage on chipboard
November 13, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

MOBY-DICK, Page 071

Title: ...who has also by the stillness and seclusion of many long night-watches in the remotest waters, and beneath constellations never seen here at the north, been led to think untraditionally and independently...

7.75 inches by 11 inches
colored pencil, ink and marker on found paper
November 12, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

MOBY-DICK, Page 070

Title: Going forward and glancing over the weather bow, I perceived that the ship swinging to her anchor with the flood-tide, was now obliquely pointing towards the open ocean. The prospect was unlimited, but exceedingly monotonous and forbidding; not the slightest variety that I could see.

11 inches by 7.75 inches
ink on found paper
November 10, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

MOBY-DICK, Page 069

Title: "Lost by a whale! Young man, come nearer to me: it was devoured, chewed up, crunched by the monstrousest parmacetty that ever chipped a boat!—ah, ah!"

7 inches by 9.5 inches
ink and marker on found paper
November 9, 2009

Sunday, November 8, 2009

MOBY-DICK, Page 068

Title: There was nothing so very particular, perhaps, about the appearance of the elderly man I saw; he was brown and brawny, like most old seamen, and heavily rolled up in blue pilot-cloth, cut in the Quaker style; only there was a fine and almost microscopic net-work of the minutest wrinkles interlacing round his eyes...

7.75 inches by 11 inches
acrylic paint, colored pencil, ink and marker on found paper
November 8, 2009


Saturday, November 7, 2009

MOBY-DICK, Page 067

Title: She was a thing of trophies. A cannibal of a craft, tricking herself forth in the chased bones of her enemies.

7.75 inches by 11 inches
marker on found paper
November 7, 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009

MOBY-DICK, Page 066

Title: ...take my word for it, you never saw such a rare old craft as this same rare old Pequod. She was a ship of the old school, rather small if anything; with an old fashioned claw-footed look about her.

11 inches by 7.75 inches
ballpoint pen on found paper
November 5, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

MOBY-DICK, Page 065

Regular daily postings will now resume.

Title: Queequeg now gave me to understand, that he had been diligently consulting Yojo...

11 inches by 7.75 inches
ballpoint pen, charcoal and marker on found paper
November 5, 2009