Sunday, June 6, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 270

Title: For though other species of whales find their food above water, and may be seen by man in the act of feeding, the Spermaceti Whale obtains his whole food in unknown zones below the surface; and only by inference is it that any one can tell of what, precisely, that food consists.

7 inches by 15.5 inches
ink and marker on found paper
June 6, 2010


  1. sooooooo, what made you think of this woderful, abeit challenging, idea?

  2. Hello Cindy. It's difficult to explain exactly what led me to this project. It was such a strangely alchemical blending of occurrences and interests. Ultimately, and as simply as I can put it, I was feeling restless and wanted to do something creative and insanely ambitious, but had no idea what to set my hand to. I remembered seeing artist Zak Smith's project to illustrate every page of Thomas Pynchon's "Gravity's Rainbow," and at about the same time an old college friend on Facebook remarked something to me about "Moby-Dick." Those three things came together and, without much planning, I jumped in and got started.

  3. Thanks Matt. I love 'insanely ambitious' and am guilty of same sometimes...also admire that you saw where several things intersected as your answer! (and i am not a "woo-woo" kind of artist!)
    good luck to you and this wonderful project.....teachers should try this on less lengthy tomes as a journal idea.....


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