Monday, June 14, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 279

Title: At last, gush after gush of clotted red gore, as if it had been the purple lees of red wine, shot into the frighted air; and falling back again, ran dripping down his motionless flanks into the sea. His heart had burst!

7.75 inches by 10.75 inches
ink on found paper
June 13, 2010

2 comments:

  1. First image comes to mind is the Catholic Sacred Heart symbol. That and the other day when I saw Greek Orthodox iconography in a picture speaks I think to the religious nature of the novel and not just Christianity; Melville makes a nod or two to Zoroasterism(is that the right spelling) and Islam. I wonder if there has ever been a Buddhist reading of Moby Dick?!

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  2. Hey Scott, I was actually raised Catholic and remember that kind of imagery very well. I spent more time in church staring at the crucifixes, idols, stained glass, and art then I did paying attention to the priests. You are very accurate though in guessing that I am trying, with some of that kind of imagery, to echo the religious themes in the book.

    However, a Buddhist reading, and visual interpretation, would be fascinating!

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