Thursday, September 16, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 377

Title: But at length we perceived that by one of the unimaginable accidents of the fishery, this whale had become entangled in the harpoon-line that he towed; he had also run away with the cutting-spade in him; and while the free end of the rope attached to that weapon, had permanently caught in the coils of the harpoon-line round his tail, the cutting-spade itself had worked loose from his flesh. So that tormented to madness, he was now churning through the water, violently flailing with his flexible tail, and tossing the keen spade about him, wounding and murdering his own comrades.

7.75 inches by 10.75 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
September 15, 2010


  1. This turned out great! yay for experimentation.

  2. And it is wonderful. Can only echo Hannah.

  3. Definitely yay for experimentation. Really, this entire endeavor has been one vast experiment for me and I have been exploring different ways of making art the entire time. Before this, I confined myself almost exclusively to black and white ink or colored pencils, so every time I used crayons, acrylic paint, charcoal, collage or whatever was a brand new thing for me. I've got a few more things I'd like to check out before the next 177 pages are done, so hopefully the results will continue to be visually intriguing.

  4. Thank you Titus, it did turn out well. So much different than what I thought it would look like, but still very good. More are coming, soon.

  5. Wow, love this one. You've used splatters to good effect before, but it's great how that loose kind of form is used in such a figurative way here. Also think the use of ink and print-making is provocative since it mimics the way the original text was produced...a lot of possibilities here!

  6. My only enemy is time. Monotypes are good because I can execute them rather quickly, and they have that loose random nature that I dearly love. I long for the hours and hours it will take me to start working with woodcuts, but that will simply have to wait until these daily illustrations are complete.


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