Sunday, March 7, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 187

Title: Not so the sailor, beholding the scenery of the Antarctic seas; where at times, by some infernal trick of legerdemain in the powers of frost and air, he, shivering and half shipwrecked, instead of rainbows speaking hope and solace to his misery, views what seems a boundless church-yard grinning upon him with its lean ice monuments and splintered crosses.

8.5 inches by 11 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
March 5, 2010

6 comments:

The Storialist said...

Friggin' AWESOME.

Jeffrey Meyer said...

fantastic, Matt

Matt Kish said...

Thank you Hannah, this one turned out really really well I think. I changed the colors from blue and green to blue and lavender at literally the last second, and I think that made all the difference in the world.

Matt Kish said...

Thank you Jeffrey. Again, I think it is possible to see some of your influence even in things as simple as the choice of paper. Your art continues to inspire me.

BJU said...

This one brings up fond memories of 80s cartoons, in which I was transfixed as much by the art as the radness of robot violence... The sky is...beautiful in this one,

Matt Kish said...

Thank you Brandon. At first I was confused by your comment, but thinking back, I can remember some of these almost surreal kinds of backgrounds in quite a few different cartoons. As I've mentioned before, I am certain that I have soaked up decades of images and those are coming out in ways I never would have suspected as I work on these pieces.

The sky, unfortunately, was not painted by me though. It is actually on the paper I used, and is (I think) an artist's conception of the planet Neptune seen from a nearby satellite.