Sunday, September 26, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 033 (re-drawn)

(For various reasons, a handful of these illustrations needed to be redrawn. These are the new versions.)

Title: Each silent worshipper seemed purposely sitting apart from the other, as if each silent grief were insular and incommunicable.

6 inches by 9.25 inches
acrylic paint, collage and ink on found paper
September 20, 2010


(Original version below)

1 comment:

Matt Kish said...

As I was casting about for some appropriate found paper to use for this new illustration, I settled on an old religious book for young readers. When I opened it up, an old bookmark with an image of Jesus fell out. I am rather superstitious and always on the lookout for these kinds of instances, so it seemed perfect for the new illustration. I incorporated it in the painted cross, with Jesus decapitated. Somehow all that seemed a nice parallel with the line of text from the novel that this illustration represents.