Monday, October 25, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 422

Title: With his ivory arm frankly thrust forth in welcome, the other captain advanced, and Ahab, putting out his ivory leg, and crossing the ivory arm (like two sword-fish blades) cried out in his walrus way, "Aye, aye, hearty! let us shake bones together!—an arm and a leg! - an arm that never can shrink, d'ye see; and a leg that never can run. Where did'st thou see the White Whale? - how long ago?"

10.75 inches by 7.75 inches
acrylic paint, charcoal and ink on found paper
October 24, 2010

2 comments:

Hannah Stephenson said...

I love this one!

Matt Kish said...

Thank you Hannah. Sometimes these simpler, iconic images are a great comfort to me coming, as they do, between some of the more detailed and challenging works. A breath of fresh air and a moment to recharge, so to speak.