Monday, December 20, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 485

Title: ...while lit up by the preternatural light, Queequeg's tattooing burned like Satanic blue flames on his body.

10.75 inches by 7.75 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
December 9, 2010

7 comments:

  1. I want to get out my black light and sit in a darkened room and think about lift when I see this image.

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  2. And that, my friend, was EXACTLY what I wanted with this piece. My childhood spanned the entire decade of the 1970s so I well remember the back section of Spencer Gifts, bedroom walls plastered with Middle Earth and Led Zeppelin blacklight posters, and the smell of nag champa. This piece is my little homage to that time in my development.

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  3. I obviously meant life, not lift, in my comment.

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  4. Of course. I know you are a man of precision, Mr. McGurr.

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  5. Brought to mind this book cover:

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2213/2197894846_6919628824.jpg

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  6. That's very interesting Jeffrey because I am not sure I would have recognized that influence at first, I have no doubt you're right. I believe I first saw that on the always excellent "A Journey Round My Skull" blog, and I have been sinking myself in the imagery the blogger there unearths for months and months now. It actually took me quite some time to even begin to wrap my head around the idea of using other, lighter colors on a black background to depict lines, shapes and forms and I am still not very apt with it. I think that because my drawing background, what little there is, comes almost entirely from making black and white comics and pen and ink drawings that it is a surprisingly big leap for me not to instantly conceptualize a drawing as black lines on white paper.

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  7. This is one of the coolest things I have ever seen. Thank you for doing these.

    The Blog for wannabe author J.A. Tempest

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