Wednesday, August 31, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 179

Title: Gnawed within and scorched without, with the infixed, unrelenting fangs of some incurable idea...

10.75 x 7.75 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
March 1, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 178

Title: Ahab's full lunacy subsided not, but deepeningly contracted...

10.75 x 7.75 inches
ballpoint pen and ink on found paper
February 28, 2010


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 177

Title: All that most maddens and torments; all that stirs up the lees of things; all truth with malice in it; all that cracks the sinews and cakes the brain; all the subtle demonisms of life and thought; all evil, to crazy Ahab, were visibly personified, and made practically assailable in Moby Dick.

11 x 7.75 inches
ink on found paper
February 28, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 176

Title: The rest of his body was so streaked, and spotted, and marbled with the same shrouded hue, that, in the end, he had gained his distinctive appellation of the White Whale; a name, indeed, literally justified by his vivid aspect, when seen gliding at high noon through a dark blue sea, leaving a milky-way wake of creamy foam, all spangled with golden gleamings.

6 x 10 inches
ink on found paper
February 27, 2010


Monday, August 29, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 175

Title: ...it cannot be much matter of surprise that some whalemen should go still further in their superstitions; declaring Moby Dick not only ubiquitous, but immortal (for immortality is but ubiquity in time)...

11 x 7.75 inches
colored pencil, ink and marker on found paper
February 25, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 174

Title: One of the wild suggestings referred to, as at last coming to be linked with the White Whale in the minds of the superstitiously inclined, was the unearthly conceit that Moby Dick was ubiquitous; that he had actually been encountered in opposite latitudes at one and the same instant of time.

11 x 7.75 inches
ink on found paper
February 25, 2010


Sunday, August 28, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 173

Title: No wonder, then, that ever gathering volume from the mere transit over the widest watery spaces, the outblown rumors of the White Whale did in the end incorporate with themselves all manner of morbid hints, and half-formed foetal suggestions of supernatural agencies, which eventually invested Moby Dick with new terrors unborrowed from anything that visibly appears.

7.75 x 11 inches
acrylic paint, ballpoint pen, ink and pencil on found paper
February 23, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 172

Title: ...a Sperm Whale of uncommon magnitude and malignity, which whale, after doing great mischief to his assailants, had completely escaped them...

11 x 7.75 inches
acrylic paint, ballpoint pen and ink on found paper
February 22, 2010


Saturday, August 27, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 171

Title: I, Ishmael, was one of that crew; my shouts had gone up with the rest; my oath had been welded with theirs; and stronger I shouted, and more did I hammer and clinch my oath, because of the dread in my soul.

8 x 5 inches
colored pencil and ink on found paper
February 21, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 170

Title: Jollies? Lord help such jollies! Crish, crash! there goes the jib-stay! Blang-whang! God!

7 x 4.25 inches
ink and marker on found paper
February 21, 2010


Friday, August 26, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 169

Title: Our captain has his birth-mark; look yonder, boys, there's another in the sky — lurid-like, ye see, all else pitch black.

7.5 x 10.75 inches
ink and marker on found paper
February 21, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 168

Title: Hail, holy nakedness of our dancing girls!

11 x 8.5 inches
collage on chipboard and found paper
February 19, 2010


Thursday, August 25, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 167

Title: There's naught so sweet on earth — heaven may not match it! — as those swift glances of warm, wild bosoms in the dance, when the over-arboring arms hide such ripe, bursting grapes.

11 x 7.75 inches
ink on found paper
February 18, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 166

Title: Go it, Pip! Bang it, bell-boy! Rig it, dig it, stig it, quig it, bell-boy; Make fire-flies; break the jinglers!

9.5 x 7 inches
ink and marker on found paper
February 16, 2010


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 165

Title: I've the sort of mouth for that...

7.75 x 11 inches
ink and marker on found paper
February 16, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 164

Title: Our captain stood upon the deck / A spy-glass in his hand...

9 x 7.5 inches
acrylic paint, colored pencil and ink on found paper
February 15, 2010


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 163

Title: Because a laugh's the wisest, easiest answer to all that's queer...

9 x 6.5 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
February 14, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 162

Title: The white whale is their demigorgon.

9.5 x 7 inches
ink on found paper
February 13, 2010


Monday, August 22, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 161

Title: "I am madness maddened!"

10.5 x 8.5 inches
ink on found paper
February 12, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 160

Title: "Drink, ye harpooneers! drink and swear, ye men that man the deathful whaleboat's bow — Death to Moby Dick! God hunt us all, if we do not hunt Moby Dick to his death!"

11 x 7.75 inches
marker on found paper
February 10, 2010


Sunday, August 21, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 159

Title: "Advance, ye mates! Cross your lances full before me."

11 x 7.75 inches
ink and marker on found paper
February 10, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 158

Title: "God keep me! — keep us all!" murmured Starbuck, lowly.

7.75 x 9.5 inches
acrylic paint, ink and marker on found paper
October 31, 2010

(This is the second version of this illustration, and was re-drawn much later. I will post the first version, along with the other alternate versions I did for other pages, after I finish posting all 552 of the Moby-Dick illustrations that were published in my book Moby-Dick in Pictures.)


Saturday, August 20, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 157

Title: "...I'd strike the sun if it insulted me."

8 x 5 inches
colored pencil and ink on found paper
February 9, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 156

Title: "Aye, aye! and I'll chase him round Good Hope, and round the horn, and round the Norway maelstrom, and round perdition's flames before I give him up."

7.75 x 11.75 inches
acrylic paint, ballpoint pen, ink and marker on found paper
February 7, 2010


Friday, August 19, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 155

Title: "Captain Ahab," said Tashtego, "that white whale must be the same that some call Moby Dick."

11 x 7.75 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
February 7, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 154

Title: "Look ye! d'ye see this Spanish ounce of gold?" — holding up a broad bright coin to the sun — "it is a sixteen dollar piece, men. D'ye see it?"

8 x 6 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
October 1, 2010

(This is the second version of this illustration, and was re-drawn much later. I will post the first version, along with the other alternate versions I did for other pages, after I finish posting all 552 of the Moby-Dick illustrations that were published in my book Moby-Dick in Pictures.)


Thursday, August 18, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 153

Title: Did you fixedly gaze, too, upon that ribbed and dented brow; there also, you would see still stranger foot-prints — the foot-prints of his one unsleeping, ever-pacing thought.

8.25 x 11.5 inches
collage and ink on found paper
February 6, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 152

Title: ...but lulled into such an opium-like listlessness of vacant, unconscious reverie is this absent-minded youth by the blending cadence of waves with thoughts, that at last he loses his identity...

7 x 4.25 inches
ink on found paper
February 4, 2010


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 151

Title: ...yet that disadvantage is greatly counterbalanced by the widely contrasting serenity of those seductive seas in which we South fishers mostly float.

10 x 6.25 inches
colored pencil on found paper
February 3, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 150

Title: ...vagrant sea unicorns infesting those waters...

11.75 x 7.75 inches
ballpoint pen on found paper
February 3, 2010


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 149

Title: ...for as the soul is glued inside of its fleshly tabernacle...

7.75 x 4.5 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
October 1, 2010

(This is the second version of this illustration, and was re-drawn much later. I will post the first version, along with the other alternate versions I did for other pages, after I finish posting all 552 of the Moby-Dick illustrations that were published in my book Moby-Dick in Pictures.)


MOBY-DICK, page 148

Title: There you stand, a hundred feet above the silent decks, striding along the deep, as if the masts were gigantic stilts, while beneath you and between your legs, as it were, swim the hugest monsters of the sea...

7.75 x 6 inches
ink and marker on found paper
October 25, 2010

(This is the second version of this illustration, and was re-drawn much later. I will post the first version, along with the other alternate versions I did for other pages, after I finish posting all 552 of the Moby-Dick illustrations that were published in my book Moby-Dick in Pictures.)


Monday, August 15, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 147

Title: Of modern standers-of-mast-heads we have but a lifeless set; mere stone, iron, and bronze men...

11 x 8 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
January 31, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 146

Title: ...so, in his inclement, howling old age, Ahab's soul, shut up in the caved trunk of his body, there fed upon the sullen paws of its gloom!

10.5 x 8.5 inches
ink on found paper
January 30, 2010

(This is the second version of this illustration. I will post the first version, along with the other alternate versions I did for other pages, after I finish posting all 552 of the Moby-Dick illustrations that were published in my book Moby-Dick in Pictures.)


Sunday, August 14, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 145

Title: But, doubtless, this noble savage fed strong and drank deep of the abounding element of air...

5 x 8 inches
colored pencil, ink and marker on found paper
January 30, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 144

Title: ...while Tashtego, knife in hand, began laying out the circle preliminary to scalping him.

11 x 8 inches
colored pencil, ink and marker on found paper
January 29, 2010


Saturday, August 13, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 143

Title: For what he ate did not so much relieve his hunger, as keep it immortal in him.

8 x 5 inches
ballpoint pen and ink on found paper
January 28, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 142

Title: With one mind, their intent eyes all fastened upon the old man's knife, as he carved the chief dish before him.

7.5 x 6 inches
ink on found paper
January 25, 2010


Friday, August 12, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 141

Title: It is noon; and Dough-Boy, the steward, thrusting his pale loaf-of-bread face from the cabin-scuttle, announces dinner to his lord and master...

11 x 9 inches
ink on found paper
January 24, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 140

Title: That certain sultanism of his brain...

11 x 8 inches
acrylic paint, colored pencil and ink on found paper
January 23, 2010


Thursday, August 11, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 139

Title: ...night watches on a whaling ground...

11 x 8 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
January 23, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 138

Title: ...two centuries and more ago, the command of a whale ship was not wholly lodged in the person now called the captain, but was divided between him and an officer called the Specksynder. Literally this word means Fat-Cutter...

11.5 x 8.25 inches
acrylic paint, crayon and ink on found paper
January 22, 2010


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 137

Title: BOOK III. (Duodecimo), Chapter II. (Mealy-mouthed Porpoise).

5.5 x 8 inches
colored pencil and ink on found paper
October 3, 2010

(This is the second version of this illustration, and was re-drawn much later. I will post the first version, along with the other alternate versions I did for other pages, after I finish posting all 552 of the Moby-Dick illustrations that were published in my book Moby-Dick in Pictures.)


MOBY-DICK, page 136

Title: BOOK III. (Duodecimo), Chapter II. (Algerine Porpoise).

8 x 5.5 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
October 3, 2010

(This is the second version of this illustration, and was re-drawn much later. I will post the first version, along with the other alternate versions I did for other pages, after I finish posting all 552 of the Moby-Dick illustrations that were published in my book Moby-Dick in Pictures.)


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 135

Title: BOOK II. (Octavo), Chapter V. (Thrasher).

8 x 11 inches
colored pencil and ink on found paper
January 21, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 134

Title: BOOK II. (Octavo), Chapter III. (Narwhale)...

8 x 11 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
January 21, 2010


Monday, August 8, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 133

Title: BOOK I (Folio), Chapter VI. (Sulphur Bottom).

10.75 x 21 inches
colored pencil, ink and marker on found paper
January 19, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 132

Title: BOOK I (Folio), Chapter IV. (Hump Back).

10.75 x 15.75 inches
ballpoint pen on found paper
January 18, 2010


Sunday, August 7, 2016

MOBY-DICK, page 131

Title: The Fin-Back is not gregarious. He seems a whale-hater, as some men are man-haters. Very shy; always going solitary; unexpectedly rising to the surface in the remotest and most sullen waters...

10.75 x 15.75 inches
ink and marker on found paper
January 17, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 130

Title: BOOK I. (Folio), Chapter II. (Right Whale).

10.75 x 15.75 inches
ink and marker on found paper
January 17, 2010