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Monday, August 06, 2007

LiterArtistry: Group Show

Literartistry is a group show in which Corey Helford Gallery has asked a bunch of artists to do work inspired by their favorite books.

I did Moby Dick by Herman Melville. I've been somewhat obsessed with that book recently and have read it 4 times in the last couple of years. My piece is over 5 feet tall. Ink on paper. I'm posting an image of it (click for larger view), but it's hard to really see all the detail on a computer screen. I hope you can come see it in person. I put a lot of effort into this one. I'm even impressed myself with how it came out. For those of you who haven't read Moby Dick, I totally give away the ending. So, come see it and I'll spoil the book for you.

The opening is this Saturday at
Corey Helford Gallery
8522 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
Opening Reception Saturday, August 11th 7 - 10 pm

Among many other artists who I don't know, this show also includes pieces by my friends Gin Stevens and Paul Chatem.

Come check it out!


J said...


RobeastO))) said...

that's pretty awesome, really captures the mood of the book

Lukc said...

Beautiful ... really inspiring and so perfectly captures the 19th century spirit.

TheWalrus said...

This is so awesome! I discovered it by chance and I'm really, really impressed!

David Lasky, Esq. said...

This is awesome! Reminds me of Rockwell Kent's incredible illustrations for the book. I love Moby Dick, but am too slow of a reader to finish the thing. Maybe this winter I will finally do it...

Let me know if you decide to make prints of this.

Ethan said...

I love this print and I am such a fan of the book, I got a variation of this image tattooed on my right arm.

MikeyFGH said...

I just love this so much... it's one of my favourite books... I want a Moby Dick tattoo :(

john said...

saw this on sheila O'malley.com And instantly loved it. Pleeeease make prints of this for sale. Pleeease. As a former New Bedford'er I beg you.

Nedgey said...

You just totally wrecked the ending of the book for me! Damn...

Nice work though. Next time do a spoiler warning. Damn!