Friday, March 31, 2017

ART INSPIRED BY MOBY-DICK: Study for Queequeg

10.75 x 7.75 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
November 28, 2010


ART INSPIRED BY MOBY-DICK: Red Leviathan

10.75 x 14.5 inches
ink on found paper
November 28, 2010


Thursday, March 30, 2017

ART INSPIRED BY MOBY-DICK: White Leviathan (Green Shadows, White Whale)

10.75 x 15.5 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
November 28, 2010


ART INSPIRED BY MOBY-DICK: The Quarter Deck

10.75 x 7.75 inches
colored pencil, ink and marker on found paper
March 16, 2010


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

ART INSPIRED BY MOBY-DICK: "All men live enveloped in whale lines..."

11 x 8 inches
ballpoint pen, colored pencil and ink on found paper
December 26, 2009


ART INSPIRED BY MOBY-DICK: Grey Leviathan (Wounded)

7.75 x 10.75 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
September 12, 2009


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

ART INSPIRED BY MOBY-DICK: Black Leviathan

7.75 x 10.75 inches
ink on found paper
September 12, 2009


SKETCHBOOKS: Moby-Dick sketches

Sketch, with color scheme, of the ship the Town-Ho. May 3, 2010.


Monday, March 27, 2017

SKETCHBOOKS: Moby-Dick sketches

A few sketches of Flask. December 17, 2009.


SKETCHBOOKS: Moby-Dick sketches

Sketches of the harpooneer Tashtego. December 17, 2009.


Sunday, March 26, 2017

SKETCHBOOKS: Moby-Dick sketches

Sketches of the harpooneer Daggoo. December 17, 2009.


SKETCHBOOKS: Moby-Dick sketches

Sketches of all three mates...Starbuck, Stubb and Flask. December 17, 2009.


Saturday, March 25, 2017

SKETCHBOOKS: Moby-Dick sketches

A few sketches of Starbuck. December 17, 2009.


SKETCHBOOKS: Moby-Dick sketches

First halting steps toward an image of Ahab. November 17, 2009.


Friday, March 24, 2017

SKETCHBOOKS: Moby-Dick sketches

More sketches of sea monsters. November 17, 2009.


SKETCHBOOKS: Moby-Dick sketches

Sketches of sea monsters. November 17, 2009.


Thursday, March 23, 2017

SKETCHBOOKS: Moby-Dick sketches

Sketches of Queequeg's idol, the god Yojo. August 27, 2009.


SKETCHBOOKS: Moby-Dick sketches

A series of sketches trying to come up with an image for the harpooneer Queequeg, and a direction I ultimately abandoned. August 21, 2009.


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

SKETCHBOOKS: Moby-Dick sketches

A few sketches trying to pin down a generic image for the harpooneers on board the Pequod, men who were essentially living weapons. August 20, 2009.


MOBY-DICK, page 549 (alternate version)

Title: Retribution, swift vengeance, eternal malice were in his whole aspect, and spite of all that mortal man could do, the solid white buttress of his forehead smote the ship's starboard bow, till men and timbers reeled. Some fell flat upon their faces. Like dislodged trucks, the heads of the harpooneers aloft shook on their bull-like necks. Through the breach, they heard the waters pour, as mountain torrents down a flume. 

"The ship! The hearse! - the second hearse!" cried Ahab from the boat; "its wood could only be American!"

7.5 x 10.5 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
January 23, 2011


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

MOBY-DICK, page 541 (alternate version)

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

7 x 7 inches
ink and marker on Bristol board
January 17, 2011


MOBY-DICK, page 540 (alternate version)

Title: ...while still as on the night before, slouched Ahab stood fixed within his scuttle; his hid, heliotrope glance anticipatingly gone backward on its dial; sat due eastward for the earliest sun.

10.25 x 7.75 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
January 16, 2011


Monday, March 20, 2017

MOBY-DICK, page 538 (alternate version)

Title: "Great God! but for one single instant show thyself," cried Starbuck; "never, never wilt thou capture him, old man - In Jesus' name no more of this, that's worse than devil's madness. Two days chased; twice stove to splinters; thy very leg once more snatched from under thee; thy evil shadow gone - all good angels mobbing thee with warnings: - what more wouldst thou have? - Shall we keep chasing this murderous fish till he swamps the last man? Shall we be dragged by him to the bottom of the sea? Shall we be towed by him to the infernal world? Oh, oh, - Impiety and blasphemy to hunt him more!"

8.25 x 12 inches
acrylic paint and ink on watercolor paper
January 15, 2011


MOBY-DICK, page 501 (alternate version)

Title: "Come! I feel prouder leading thee by thy black hand, than though I grasped an Emperor's!"

9 x 6 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
December 20, 2010


Sunday, March 19, 2017

MOBY-DICK, page 496 (alternate version)

Title: Deliberately standing before the binnacle, and eyeing the transpointed compasses, the old man, with the sharp of his extended hand, now took the precise bearing of the sun...

7.75 x 10.75 inches
marker on found paper
December 17, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 334 (alternate version)

Title: To scan the lines of his face, or feel the bumps on the head of this Leviathan; this is a thing which no Physiognomist or Phrenologist has as yet undertaken.

10.75 x 7.75 inches
ink and marker on found paper
August 4, 2010


Saturday, March 18, 2017

MOBY-DICK, page 326 (alternate version)

Title: You observe that in the ordinary swimming position of the Sperm Whale, the front of his head presents an almost wholly vertical plane to the water; you observe that the lower part of that front slopes considerably backwards, so as to furnish more of a retreat for the long socket which receives the boom-like lower jaw; you observe that the mouth is entirely under the head, much in the same way, indeed, as though your own mouth were entirely under your chin.

11 x 7.75 inches
ink and marker on found paper
July 27, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 233 (alternate version)

Title: And often you will notice that being conscious of the eyes of the whole visible world resting on him from the sides of the two ships, this standing captain is all alive to the importance of sustaining his dignity by maintaining his legs.

12 x 8 inches
ink and marker on found paper
May 2, 2010


Friday, March 17, 2017

MOBY-DICK, page 186 (alternate version)

Title: Or why, irrespective of all latitudes and longitudes, does the name of the White Sea exert such a spectralness over the fancy...

11 x 15.5 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
March 5, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 185 (alternate version)

Title: Therefore, in his other moods, symbolize whatever grand or gracious thing he will by whiteness, no man can deny that in its profoundest idealized significance it calls up a peculiar apparition to the soul.

11 x 8.25 inches
ink on found paper
March 5, 2010


Thursday, March 16, 2017

MOBY-DICK, page 158 (alternate version)

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

7.5 x 9.5 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
February 10, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 154 (alternate version)

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?" 

11.75 x 8.25 inches
ink on found paper
February 6, 2010


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

MOBY-DICK, page 149 (alternate version)

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

9 x 8 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
February 2, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 148 (alternate version)

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 6.25 inches
ink on found paper
February 1, 2010


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

MOBY-DICK, page 146 (alternate version)

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



MOBY-DICK, page 137 (alternate version)

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

7.75 x 7 inches
colored pencil and ink on found paper
January 22, 2010


Monday, March 13, 2017

MOBY-DICK, page 136 (alternate version)

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

7.75 x 7 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
January 21, 2010


MOBY-DICK, page 115 (alternate version)

Title: For several days after leaving Nantucket, nothing above hatches was seen of Captain Ahab.

7.75 x 7 inches
ink on found paper
December 27, 2009


Sunday, March 12, 2017

MOBY-DICK, page 094 (alternate version)

Title: It was nearly six o'clock, but only grey imperfect misty dawn, when we drew nigh the wharf.

11 x 8 inches
colored pencil on found paper
December 5, 2009


MOBY-DICK, page 086 (alternate version)

Title: "Cap'ain, you see him small drop tar on water dere? You see him? well, spose him one whale eye, well, den!" and taking sharp aim at it, he darted the iron right over old Bildad's broad brim, clean across the ship's decks, and struck the glistening tar spot out of sight.

8.25 x 10.5 inches
ink and marker on found paper
November 27, 2009


Saturday, March 11, 2017

MOBY-DICK, page 052 (alternate version)

Title: Nothing exists in itself.

9.5 x 7 inches
ink on found paper
September 27, 2009


MOBY-DICK, page 049 (alternate version)

Title: I'll try a pagan friend...since Christian kindness has proved but hollow courtesy.

9.5 x 7 inches
ink on found paper
September 24, 2009


Friday, March 10, 2017

MOBY-DICK, page 045 (alternate version)

Title: "Then Jonah prayed unto the Lord out of the fish's belly."

10.875 x 7.75 inches
ink on found paper
2009


MOBY-DICK, page 033 (alternate version)

Title: Each silent worshipper seemed purposely sitting apart from the other, as if each silent grief were insular and incommunicable.

9 x 8 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
September 7, 2009


Thursday, March 9, 2017

MOBY-DICK, page 028 (alternate version)

Title: However, a good laugh is a mighty good thing, and rather too scarce a good thing...

9.5 x 7 inches
ink on found paper
September 3, 2009


MOBY-DICK, page 026 (alternate version)

Title: ...and the nameless, unimaginable, silent form or phantom, to which the hand belonged, seemed closely seated by my bedside.

10.875 x 7.75 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
2009


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

MOBY-DICK, page 024 (alternate version)

Title: Better sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian.

9.5 x 7 inches
ink on found paper
August 29, 2009


MOBY-DICK, page 013 (alternate version)

Title: One young fellow in a green box coat, addressed himself to these dumplings in a most direful manner.

10.875 x 7.75 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
August 18, 2009


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

MOBY-DICK, page 002 (alternate version)

Title: But look! here come more crowds, pacing straight for the water, and seemingly bound for a dive.

10.875 x 7.75 inches
colored pencil and ink on found paper
2009


MOBY-DICK, page 001 (alternate version)

Title: Call me Ishmael.

10.875 x 7.75 inches
ink on found paper
2009