Thursday, December 16, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 477

Title: For that strange spectacle observable in all sperm whales dying - the turning sunwards of the head, and so expiring - that strange spectacle, beheld of such a placid evening, somehow to Ahab conveyed a wondrousness unknown before.

7.25 inches by 9 inches
acrylic paint, ink and marker on found paper
December 4, 2010

2 comments:

Joel said...

Um, wow. This, I would purchase. Combined with the quote? Gorgeous.

(I couldn't not respond to this.)

Matt Kish said...

That does me a great deal of good to read, Joel. Like you, I was absolutely smitten with the aching beauty of this line. I wanted to illustrate it, yet I knew the illustration had to be perfect. This is the first image that came to mind, and is again a hearkening back to a childhood spent in Catholic churches, bored with the mass but full of wonder at the images in the stained glass. I'm really pleased with it. And I shall set it aside for you, since I can think of no better home for my art than the walls of a good and longtime friend.