Monday, January 24, 2011

MOBY-DICK, Page 541 (second, final version)

Title: "Aye, he's chasing me now; not I, him - that's bad..."

7 inches by 7 inches
acrylic paint and ink on Bristol board
January 20, 2011


  1. I think I prefer this one too, and like the perfect enclosure of the image, binding a world, or a void, within itself.

  2. Meaner indeed, Lizzy, which is a bit of what I was hoping for. Also that rather dizzying sense of going round and round, in absolute futility.

  3. Titus, that void comment did me so much good. I was not happy with the black background of the previous piece. The black seemed to enfold and enclose Ahab and the whale, which is not what I wanted. I wanted to show, as you wrote, the two of them enclosing a void. A futile pursuit with no goal centered on emptiness and nothingness.


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