Friday, January 14, 2011

MOBY-DICK, Page 519

Title: From beneath his slouched hat Ahab dropped a tear into the sea; nor did all the Pacific contain such wealth as that one wee drop.

6 inches by 10 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
December 31, 2010

4 comments:

  1. Wow, another unforgettable image.

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  2. I am really relieved to read this, Buck. I had hoped to be able to paint something really starkly simple yet still very powerful. I'm not always the best judge of my own work, and often I tend to be shot through with doubt and harsh self critique. It is good to know I was able to accomplish what I had hoped for with this.

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  3. so stricking to see the quickness and starkness of this, followed by page 520's minutiae, and each so expressive in its own right.
    (working toward the end! i did bring hom from the US your edition of MD - tho i might have to acquire another version to be able to actually read it...)

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  4. Lizzy, this line is so singular and so poignant and powerful and I wanted to show that in the piece. I went around and around for a while with it, and finally just pushed in with a few raw brushstrokes. That turned out to be just what the image needed.

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