Wednesday, March 31, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 210

Title: ...a fourth keel, coming from the windward side, pulled round under the stern, and showed the five strangers rowing Ahab...

8 inches by 5 inches
ink on found paper
March 23, 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 209

Title: The figure that now stood by its bows was tall and swart, with one white tooth evilly protruding from its steel-like lips. A rumpled Chinese jacket of black cotton funereally invested him, with wide black trowsers of the same dark stuff. But strangely crowning his ebonness was a glistening white plaited turban, the living hair braided and coiled round and round upon his head.

7.5 inches by 10.75 inches
acrylic paint, charcoal, colored pencil, crayon and ink on found paper
March 22, 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 208

Title: High aloft in the cross-trees was that mad Gay-Header, Tashtego. His body was reaching eagerly forward, his hand stretched out like a wand, and at brief sudden intervals he continued his cries.

7.5 inches by 10.5 inches
ink and marker on found paper
March 22, 2010

Sunday, March 28, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 207

Title: Thus we were weaving and weaving away when I started at a sound so strange, long drawn, and musically wild and unearthly, that the ball of free will dropped from my hand, and I stood gazing up at the clouds...

8.5 inches by 11 inches
ink on found paper
March 21, 2010

Saturday, March 27, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 206

Title: That protection could only consist in his own predominating brain and heart and hand...

6.75 inches by 8.5 inches
colored pencil and ink on found paper
March 20, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 205

Title: ...for few men's courage is proof against protracted meditation unrelieved by action...

7.5 inches by 10.5 inches
ink on found paper
March 20, 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 204

Title: To accomplish his object Ahab must use tools...

7.5 inches by 10.5 inches
ink on found paper
March 20, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 203

Title: I am told, on good authority, that on the Barbary coast, a Commodore Davis of the British navy found the skeleton of a Sperm Whale.

10.5 inches by 8.5 inches
acrylic paint, charcoal, colored pencil, crayon and ink on found paper
March 19, 2010

Monday, March 22, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 202

Title: ...upon being attacked he will frequently open his mouth, and retain it in that dread expansion for several consecutive minutes.

7 inches by 4.25 inches
ink on found paper
March 18, 2010

Sunday, March 21, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 201

Title: An uncommon large whale, the body of which was larger than the ship itself, lay almost at the surface of the water, but was not perceived by any one on board till the moment when the ship, which was in full sail, was almost upon him...

7.5 inches by 10.5 inches
colored pencil and ink on found paper
March 16, 2010

Saturday, March 20, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 200

Title: I tell you, the Sperm Whale will stand no nonsense.

7.5 inches by 10.75 inches
acrylic paint, colored pencil and ink on found paper
March 15, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 199

Title: The Sperm Whale is in some cases sufficiently powerful, knowing, and judiciously malicious, as with direct aforethought to stave in, utterly destroy, and sink a large ship; and what is more, the Sperm Whale has done it.

7.75 inches by 9.5 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
March 14, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 198

Title: Do you suppose that that poor fellow there, who this moment perhaps caught by the whale-line off the coast of New Guinea, is being carried down to the bottom of the sea by the sounding leviathan—do you suppose that that poor fellow's name will appear in the newspaper obituary you will read to-morrow at your breakfast?

7.75 inches by 10.75 inches
ink on found paper
March 14, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 197

Title: Was it not so, O Don Miguel! thou Chilian whale, marked like an old tortoise with mystic hieroglyphics upon the back!

10.75 inches by 13.75 inches
ink and marker on found paper
March 13, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 196

Title: First: I have personally known three instances where a whale, after receiving a harpoon, has effected a complete escape; and, after an interval (in one instance of three years), has been again struck by the same hand, and slain; when the two irons, both marked by the same private cypher, have been taken from the body.

11 inches by 7.75 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
March 11, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 195

Title: Therefore, the tormented spirit that glared out of bodily eyes, when what seemed Ahab rushed from his room, was for the time but a vacated thing, a formless somnambulistic being, a ray of living light, to be sure, but without an object to color, and therefore a blankness in itself.

7.5 inches by 10.75 inches
crayon and ink on found paper
March 10, 2010

Sunday, March 14, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 194

Title: ...a chasm seemed opening in him, from which forked flames and lightnings shot up, and accursed fiends beckoned him to leap down among them...

8 inches by 10.75 inches
ink and marker on found paper
March 9, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 192

Title: Besides, when making a passage from one feeding-ground to another, the Sperm Whales, guided by some infallible instinct—say, rather, secret intelligence from the Deity—mostly swim in veins, as they are called; continuing their way along a given ocean-line with such undeviating exactitude, that no ship ever sailed her course, by any chart, with one tithe of such marvellous precision.

7.5 inches by 11 inches
ink and marker on found paper
March 7, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 191

Title: ...Ahab was threading a maze of currents and eddies, with a view to the more certain accomplishment of that monomaniac thought of his soul.

11 inches by 8.25 inches
ink and marker on found paper
March 7, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 190

Title: While thus employed, the heavy pewter lamp suspended in chains over his head, continually rocked with the motion of the ship, and for ever threw shifting gleams and shadows of lines upon his wrinkled brow...

6.75 inches by 11.25 inches
ink and marker on found paper
March 6, 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 188

Title: ...a colorless, all-color of atheism from which we shrink?

8 inches by 9 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
March 5, 2010

Sunday, March 7, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 187

Title: Not so the sailor, beholding the scenery of the Antarctic seas; where at times, by some infernal trick of legerdemain in the powers of frost and air, he, shivering and half shipwrecked, instead of rainbows speaking hope and solace to his misery, views what seems a boundless church-yard grinning upon him with its lean ice monuments and splintered crosses.

8.5 inches by 11 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
March 5, 2010

Saturday, March 6, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 186

Title: Or why, irrespective of all latitudes and longitudes, does the name of the White Sea exert such a spectralness over the fancy...

11 inches by 15.5 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
March 5, 2010

Friday, March 5, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 185

Title: Therefore, in his other moods, symbolize whatever grand or gracious thing he will by whiteness, no man can deny that in its profoundest idealized significance it calls up a peculiar apparition to the soul.

8.25 inches by 11 inches
ink on found paper
March 5, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 184

Title: What is it that in the Albino man so peculiarly repels and often shocks the eye, as that sometimes he is loathed by his own kith and kin!

8 inches by 10.75 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
March 5, 2010

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 182

Title: ...yet for all these accumulated associations, with whatever is sweet, and honorable, and sublime, there yet lurks an elusive something in the innermost idea of this hue, which strikes more of panic to the soul than that redness which affrights in blood.

7.25 inches by 10.75 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
March 2, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 181

Title: It was the whiteness of the whale that above all things appalled me.

7.5 inches by 10.75 inches
colored pencil on found paper
March 2, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 180

Title: For one, I gave myself up to the abandonment of the time and the place; but while yet all a-rush to encounter the whale, could see naught in that brute but the deadliest ill.

9.25 inches by 6 inches
acrylic paint, charcoal, colored pencil and ink on found paper
March 1, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 179

Title: Gnawed within and scorched without, with the infixed, unrelenting fangs of some incurable idea...

7.75 inches by 10.75 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
March 1, 2010