Sunday, October 31, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 233 (re-drawn)

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

Title: And often you will notice that being conscious of the eyes of the whole visible world resting on him from the sides of the two ships, this standing captain is all alive to the importance of sustaining his dignity by maintaining his legs.

6.25 inches by 9.25 inches
ink and marker on found paper
October 31, 2010


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MOBY-DICK, Page 158 (re-drawn)

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

Title: "God keep me! — keep us all!" murmured Starbuck, lowly.

9.5 inches by 7.75 inches
acrylic paint, ink and marker on found paper
October 31, 2010


(original version below)

MOBY-DICK, Page 429

Title: ...the British government was induced to send the sloop-of-war Rattler on a whaling voyage of discovery into the South Sea. Commanded by a naval Post-Captain, the Rattler made a rattling voyage of it, and did some service...

10.75 inches by 7.75 inches
ink and marker on found paper
October 31, 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 428

Title: In 1778, a fine ship, the Amelia, fitted out for the express purpose, and at the sole charge of the vigorous Enderbys, boldly rounded Cape Horn, and was the first among the nations to lower a whale-boat of any sort in the great South Sea.

10.75 inches by 7.75 inches
acrylic paint, ink, marker and watercolor on found paper
October 30, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 427

Title: "But he will still be hunted, for all that. What is best let alone, that accursed thing is not always what least allures. He's all a magnet!"

8.25 inches by 11 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
October 29, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 426

Title: "...Moby Dick doesn't bite so much as he swallows."

8.5 inches by 7 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
October 29, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 425

Title: "Samuel Enderby is the name of my ship," interrupted the one-armed captain, addressing Ahab...

10.75 inches by 7.75 inches
acrylic paint and ballpoint pen on found paper
October 28, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 424

Title: "...the whale's tail looming straight up out of it, perpendicular in the air, like a marble steeple."

10.75 inches by 15.5 inches
acrylic paint and pencil on found paper
October 26, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 423

Title: "Presently up breaches from the bottom of the sea a bouncing great whale, with a milky-white head and hump, all crows' feet and wrinkles."

10.75 inches by 15.5 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
October 25, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 148 (re-drawn)

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

Title: There you stand, a hundred feet above the silent decks, striding along the deep, as if the masts were gigantic stilts, while beneath you and between your legs, as it were, swim the hugest monsters of the sea...

6 inches by 7.75 inches
ink and marker on found paper
October 25, 2010


(original version below)

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

Sunday, October 24, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 421

Title: He was a darkly-tanned, burly, good-natured, fine-looking man, of sixty or thereabouts, dressed in a spacious roundabout, that hung round him in festoons of blue pilot-cloth; and one empty arm of this jacket streamed behind him like the broidered arm of a huzzar's surcoat.

8 inches by 11 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
October 24, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 420

Title: "Here's the ship's navel, this doubloon here, and they are all on fire to unscrew it. But, unscrew your navel, and what's the consequence? Then again, if it stays here, that is ugly, too, for when aught's nailed to the mast it's a sign that things grow desperate. Ha, ha! old Ahab! the White Whale; he'll nail ye!"

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

Saturday, October 23, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 419

Title: "I see nothing here, but a round thing made of gold, and whoever raises a certain whale, this round thing belongs to him. So, what's all this staring been about?"

7.75 inches by 10.75 inches
acrylic paint, ballpoint pen, charcoal and ink on found paper
October 23, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 418

Title: "Well; the sun he wheels among 'em. Aye, here on the coin he's just crossing the threshold between two of twelve sitting-rooms all in a ring."

7.75 inches by 10.75 inches
acrylic paint, ink and marker on found paper
October 23, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 417

Title: "So in this vale of Death, God girds us round; and over all our gloom, the sun of Righteousness still shines a beacon and a hope. If we bend down our eyes, the dark vale shows her mouldy soil; but if we lift them, the bright sun meets our glance half way, to cheer."

7.75 inches by 10.75 inches
acrylic paint, ink and marker on found paper
October 21, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 416

Title: "The firm tower, that is Ahab; the volcano, that is Ahab; the courageous, the undaunted, and victorious fowl, that, too, is Ahab; all are Ahab; and this round gold is but the image of the rounder globe, which, like a magician's glass, to each and every man in turn but mirrors back his own mysterious self."

7.75 inches by 10.75 inches
acrylic paint, charcoal, colored pencil and ink on found paper
October 21, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 415

Title: But one morning, turning to pass the doubloon, he seemed to be newly attracted by the strange figures and inscriptions stamped on it, as though now for the first time beginning to interpret for himself in some monomaniac way whatever significance might lurk in them.

8.5 inches by 11 inches
acrylic paint, ink and pencil on found paper
October 19, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 414

Title: But mark: aloft there, at the three mast heads, stand three men intent on spying out more whales...

11.5 inches by 8.25 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
October 19, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 413

Title: The unmanufactured sperm oil possesses a singularly cleansing virtue.

7.75 inches by 10.75 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
October 17, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 412

Title: But the whaleman, as he seeks the food of light, so he lives in light.

7.75 inches by 10.25 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
October 17, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 411

Title: And there is a Catskill eagle in some souls that can alike dive down into the blackest gorges, and soar out of them again and become invisible in the sunny spaces.

6 inches by 9.25 inches
ink and marker on found paper
October 17, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 410

Title: A stark, bewildered feeling, as of death, came over me.

8.5 inches by 9.75 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
October 17, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 409

Title: ...as the wind howled on, and the sea leaped, and the ship groaned and dived, and yet steadfastly shot her red hell further and further into the blackness of the sea and the night, and scornfully champed the white bone in her mouth, and viciously spat round her on all sides; then the rushing Pequod, freighted with savages, and laden with fire, and burning a corpse, and plunging into that blackness of darkness, seemed the material counterpart of her monomaniac commander's soul.

9 inches by 7.5 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
October 17, 2010

Saturday, October 16, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 408

Title: It smells like the left wing of the day of judgment; it is an argument for the pit.

15.5 inches by 10.75 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
October 14, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 185 (re-drawn)

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

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.

ink on Bristol board
7 inches by 8.5 inches
October 1, 2010


(original version below)

MOBY-DICK, Page 154 (re-drawn)

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

Title: "Look ye! d'ye see this Spanish ounce of gold?" — holding up a broad bright coin to the sun — "it is a sixteen dollar piece, men. D'ye see it?"

acrylic paint and ink on found paper
6 inches by 8 inches
October 1, 2010


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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)

MOBY-DICK, Page 137 (re-drawn)

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

Title: BOOK III. (Duodecimo), Chapter II. (Mealy-mouthed Porpoise).

colored pencil and ink on found paper
8 inches by 5.5 inches
October 3, 2010


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MOBY-DICK, Page 136 (re-drawn)

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

Title: BOOK III. (Duodecimo), Chapter II. (Algerine Porpoise).

acrylic paint and ink on found paper
5.5 inches by 8 inches
October 3, 2010


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MOBY-DICK, Page 115 (re-drawn)

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

Title: For several days after leaving Nantucket, nothing above hatches was seen of Captain Ahab.

ink on found paper
5.25 inches by 6 inches
October 3, 2010


(original version below)

MOBY-DICK, Page 407

Title: While employed in polishing them—one man in each pot, side by side—many confidential communications are carried on, over the iron lips.

11 inches by 7.75 inches
acrylic paint and pencil on found paper
October 14, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 406

Title: Arrayed in decent black; occupying a conspicuous pulpit; intent on bible leaves; what a candidate for an archbishoprick, what a lad for a Pope were this mincer!

6.25 inches by 9.75 inches
ink on construction paper
October 12, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 405

Title: Had you stepped on board the Pequod at a certain juncture of this post-mortemizing of the whale; and had you strolled forward nigh the windlass, pretty sure am I that you would have scanned with no small curiosity a very strange, enigmatical object, which you would have seen there, lying along lengthwise in the lee scuppers.

7.75 inches by 10.75 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
October 11, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 404

Title: There is another substance, and a very singular one, which turns up in the course of this business, but which I feel it to be very puzzling adequately to describe. It is called slobgollion; an appellation original with the whalemen, and even so is the nature of the substance. It is an ineffably oozy, stringy affair, most frequently found in the tubs of sperm, after a prolonged squeezing, and subsequent decanting. I hold it to be the wondrously thin, ruptured membranes of the case, coalescing.

6.25 inches by 9.25 inches
acrylic paint and charcoal on found paper
October 10, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 403

Title: Squeeze! squeeze! squeeze! all the morning long; I squeezed that sperm till I myself almost melted into it; I squeezed that sperm till a strange sort of insanity came over me; and I found myself unwittingly squeezing my co-laborers' hands in it, mistaking their hands for the gentle globules. Such an abounding, affectionate, friendly, loving feeling did this avocation beget; that at last I was continually squeezing their hands, and looking up into their eyes sentimentally...

6.25 inches by 9.25 inches
acrylic paint, ink and pencil on found paper
October 10, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 402

Title: Not drowned entirely, though. Rather carried down alive to wondrous depths, where strange shapes of the unwarped primal world glided to and fro before his passive eyes; and the miser-merman, Wisdom, revealed his hoarded heaps; and among the joyous, heartless, ever-juvenile eternities, Pip saw the multitudinous, God-omnipresent, coral insects, that out of the firmament of waters heaved the colossal orbs.

9.5 inches by 6 inches
ink on paper
October 10, 2010

Saturday, October 9, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 401

Title: The sea had jeeringly kept his finite body up, but drowned the infinite of his soul.

7.25 inches by 10.25 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
October 9, 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 399

Title: Then come out those fiery effulgences, infernally superb; then the evil-blazing diamond, once the divinest symbol of the crystal skies, looks like some crown-jewel stolen from the King of Hell.

7.75 inches by 10.75 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
October 4, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 398

Title: It was but some few days after encountering the Frenchman, that a most significant event befell the most insignificant of the Pequod's crew; an event most lamentable; and which ended in providing the sometimes madly merry and predestinated craft with a living and ever accompanying prophecy of whatever shattered sequel might prove her own.

7.75 inches by 10.75 inches
ink and marker on found paper
October 3, 2010