Saturday, September 4, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 365

Title: So in dreams, have I seen majestic Satan thrusting forth his tormented colossal claw from the flame Baltic of Hell.

6 inches by 9 inches
ink and marker on found paper
September 3, 2010

4 comments:

  1. Hey Matt--I've been meaning to tell you of a bizarre coincidence/synchronicity:

    I'm in the middle of Moby Dick, and have been thinking about various forms of adaptation. I searched around the intertubes, came across your site, and amazingly, the quote for the day is on the exact page I'm on! I'm reading the Penguin version--my page 390 is your 345. Pretty weird.

    I'm also totally digging your pictures. The found imagery is a great touch, the stylistic variation is great too, and both are totally fitting such a digressive piece of writing. In short: you're making some beautiful stuff!

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  2. Fabulous combination of paper and image!

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  3. Quasiblotto, thank you for sharing that remarkable bit of synchronicity. Some of my friends have remarked, very kindly, that they feel my illustrations have added a unique dimension to the novel and that they look forward to re-reading the novel with my illustrations as an accompaniment. That's a pretty staggering compliment. But your comment sort of brought that to mind since it is so odd and improbable that our journeys through the text have intersected in such a precise way like this. Very odd indeed.

    I imagine you will probably finish your reading long before I finish this project (some time next February or March) but I do hope you'll continue to visit and look at each illustration as they unfold.

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  4. Titus, thank you, our library had an enormous pile of odd and old discards...religious books, the history of Ohio, water planning guides and so on...and this was from one of them. I was quite excited to find them and they yielded great images right away.

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