Thursday, July 15, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 309

Title: On the occasion in question, Queequeg figured in the Highland costume—a shirt and socks—in which to my eyes, at least, he appeared to uncommon advantage; and no one had a better chance to observe him, as will presently be seen.

7.75 inches by 10.75 inches
colored pencil, ink and marker on found paper
July 13, 2010

3 comments:

  1. HI Matt..

    Last night I came across a very interesting show on History International about the Essex whaleship that was captained by George Pollard back in the 1800's and sunk by a sperm whale, which was the inspiration for Moby Dick. I immediately thought of you. So I'm dropping in to say hello and catch up on your new pieces. Hope all is well.

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  2. Rose, I think somewhere I might have seen a commercial or a mention of that. It sounds fascinating, and I had hoped I would be able to catch it. There is so little time for me to watch television these days. I will be grateful when I am done with this project and I have a moment or two of free time again.

    I actually have a nonfiction book called "In The Heart Of The Sea: The Tragedy Of The Whaleship Essex" by Nathaniel Philbrick sitting at the top of my 'to read' pile. It came highly recommended and a few visitors to this blog emailed me suggesting I check it out. Again, when there is free time. Oh, to have some free time! Soon...

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  3. You probably won't know what to do with yourself and all that free time once you have it. ;)

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