Tuesday, January 11, 2011

MOBY-DICK, Page 513

Title: As the unsetting polar star, which through the livelong, arctic, six months' night sustains its piercing, steady, central gaze; so Ahab's purpose now fixedly gleamed down upon the constant midnight of the gloomy crew.

8 inches by 11.5 inches
ink on found paper
December 28, 2010


  1. It turned out brilliantly, I think, but making it was a huge pain. I wanted to use a page from this strange old astronomy book I had (the mention of "the polar star" brought that to mind) so I found one I liked. The ink I use is rather heavy and sludgy which I love, but the paper from the book had a light gloss so I had to go over the ink. And over and over and over and over the ink. About a million times, it seems, because it kept pulling away from parts of the paper. It took me a staggering amount of time, but the results were worth it.

  2. And I can't seem to get that image of Ahab as the lightning-struck tower (from Tarot cards, I suppose) out of my head so that kind of imagery really showed up a lot for several pages of art.


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