Tuesday, January 5, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 118

Title: Upon each side of the Pequod's quarter deck, and pretty close to the mizen shrouds, there was an auger hole, bored about half an inch or so, into the plank. His bone leg steadied in that hole...

7.75 inches by 11 inches
colored pencil and ink on found paper
January 5, 2010

4 comments:

Crysti Couture said...

I'm loving the wood grain effect!

Matt Kish said...

I totally loved drawing the woodgrain too. I could do that kind of thing for hours and hours. I just kind of slip into this trance where it becomes automatic, and deeply peaceful.

Brandon said...

Adore it, especially the nefarious-looking hands. As well, in a way that hopefully does not make me sound like a pervert, this image could represent a kind of sexual encounter, one in which sex is being used as a weapon by the female. A stretch I know, but that's one of the things that hit me right away.

Matt Kish said...

Brandon, the sexual imagery was definitely entirely intentional on my part. There is a lot of very strange, very sublimated sexuality in "Moby-Dick" and this was one of the few times I was able to work with those themes in one of my pieces.