Sunday, August 15, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 346

Title: In most land animals there are certain valves or flood-gates in many of their veins, whereby when wounded, the blood is in some degree at least instantly shut off in certain directions. Not so with the whale; one of whose peculiarities it is, to have an entire nonvalvular structure of the blood-vessels, so that when pierced even by so small a point as a harpoon, a deadly drain is at once begun upon his whole arterial system...

11 inches by 8 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
August 10, 2010

5 comments:

Titus said...

I love this? Is the circulatory system on the paper, or drawn too?

voicenovoice said...

wow! this whole series is fantastic!
thanks
lizzy

Matt Kish said...

Hello Titus, the circulatory system is actually on the paper. I have this incredibly beautiful and vibrantly colored children's book on the human body. Wonderful thick paper, a creamy matte finish, a d a binding that has disintegrated. The only problem is that the book is so filled with lush full page illustrations that it is very difficult to find anything to successfully work on top of. I have been wanting to use pages from it for weeks but never found the right one. This page and this line of text seemed perfect, and this is the happy result.

Matt Kish said...

Thank you Lizzy. It is hard to believe that I now have less than 200 pages to go. I never thought I would get this far.

Matt Kish said...

Thank you Lizzy. It is hard to believe that I now have less than 200 pages to go. I never thought I would get this far.