Friday, January 14, 2011

MOBY-DICK, Page 520

Title: "...forty years on the pitiless sea! for forty years has Ahab forsaken the peaceful land, for forty years to make war on the horrors of the deep!"

8.25 inches by 12 inches
acrylic paint on watercolor paper
December 31, 2010


  1. The ghosts of the past are catching him up.

  2. Indeed, Buck. The bill for a misspent life of obsession, anger and monomania will be coming due very very soon.

  3. The work on the last few has been fantastic. You are totally ending with a BANG!

  4. Hannah, rarely has the book given me such a wonderful opportunity to show Ahab battling his own inner demons so overtly, so I was thrilled at the chance to do this piece. I'm almost deliriously happy with how well it turned out. It is just what I wanted it to be, which rarely happens.

  5. Eliezer, thank you, that helps a lot. These last 3 chapters have in some ways been very stressful. This is the most important part of the book and these are the most crucial illustrations. It has been easy to worry myself into an almost paralyzing sense of doubt, so the struggle has been that much harder. I am 11 pages from the end now, and I am fairly pleased with how things have turned out.


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