Wednesday, September 15, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 376

Title: As when the stricken whale, that from the tub has reeled out hundreds of fathoms of rope; as, after deep sounding, he floats up again, and shows the slackened curling line buoyantly rising and spiralling towards the air; so now, Starbuck saw long coils of the umbilical cord of Madame Leviathan, by which the young cub seemed still tethered to its dam.

5.25 inches by 8 inches
colored pencil on found paper
September 15, 2010

2 comments:

  1. Wonderful drawing, I am deeply touched by this one. I've had the chance to swim and paddle a canoe close to humpback whales. And I have buried the umbilical cords of my children in my yard and planted trees over. If you ever sell this one, please let me know.

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  2. Hiro, thank you so much, it's really amazing to know that something I made was able to touch someone so deeply. That means a lot. I will definitely be selling all of this art some time next year and I promise to keep you posted as soon as that happens. I would always much rather have these pieces go to good an loving homes than anything else. Many many thanks.

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