Friday, October 15, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 149 (re-drawn)

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

Title: ...for as the soul is glued inside of its fleshly tabernacle, and cannot freely move about in it, nor even move out of it, without running great risk of perishing...

acrylic paint and ink on found paper
4.5 inches by 7.75 inches
October 1, 2010

(original version below)


  1. Definitely love this new version!! Although I like the old one, too, this new one is more subtle...

    Great words in this quote, the soul being "glued in."

  2. Thanks, I was actually quite depressed about needing to re-draw some of these. I am inordinately fond of the first, and despise self-editing like this. But, well, a copyrighted photo is a copyrighted photo.

    This is one of my favorite alternate versions though, because in the absence of the sagging flesh of the old men, I think the pale webs on the endpaper I found add something quite marvelous to the combination of words and pictures.


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