Monday, September 13, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 374

Title: ...then, with the tapering force of his parting momentum, we glided between two whales into the innermost heart of the shoal...

8 inches by 7 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
September 13, 2010

5 comments:

Titus said...

Oh, so utterly Odyssey! Pillars of Hercules, Charybdis, Scylla, resonant.
Brilliant one.

Matt Kish said...

YES! That is precisely what I wanted with this one! The vastness of mythology! When I was a young boy, my favorite book was Charles Kingsley's "The Heroes." I read my copy to tatters. Shortly thereafter, I devoured those films with the effects by Ray Harryhausen like "The 7th Voyage of Sinbad" and especially "Jason and the Argonauts." That scene of the titanic sea god Triton holding apart the Clashing Rocks so the Argo could pass through is permanently etched on my mind and was a huge inspiration for this piece in particular.

Extremely perceptive, Titus.

Matt Kish said...

I normally don't do this kind of thing, but that "Jason and teh Argonauts" scene is on YouTube right here and you can see Triton and the Clashing Rocks. It's around 10 minutes long, but it still thrills me.

Titus said...

I love Harryhausen! And luckily his magnificent films are regularly shown on Saturday afternoons over here.
And, er, I've got them on video. All of them.

Matt Kish said...

Titus, I knew I had tons of respect for you already, but after reading that comment the respect has grown to mountains.