Tag: Moby Dick
Barbie. Buddha. 1994 Platinum-palladium print from 11×14 inch negative Reading Moby-Dick reminds me of another very important, transforming book: Bruce Chatwin’s ‘Songlines’. This piece, by Rory Stewart in the New York Review of Books, sums it up: “In Chatwin’s understanding of the Aboriginal myth of creation, the totem ancestors—the great kangaroo, or the dream-snake—first sung […]
Power and Structure III. 2002 from the series, Campsite for the Non-Citizen platinum-palladium print from 11×14 negative This image comes from a series about the relationship between individual and community, citizen and nation. While much of this work grew out of my own experiences– for years I was, essentially, a person who had no […]
Quad, Sewanee. January, 2013 “Not ignoring what is good, I am quick to perceive a horror, and could still be social with it–would they let me–since it is but well to be on friendly terms with all the inmates of the place one lodges in.” ch. 1, Moby-Dick, Melville.
Gravel, near Lake Cheston, Sewanee, TN. December, 2013 “Why did the old Persians hold the sea holy?…that same image, we ourselves see in all rivers and oceans. It is the image of the ungraspable phantom of life; and this is the key to it all.” Moby-Dick, ch. 1, Melville Ultimately, the object of desire […]
Port Royal, Jamaica. January, 2013 I am sitting in on a class about Moby Dick and Melville. At today’s first meeting, to the question about why each of us were embarking on this journey, I said, it was because of the quest. Quests are less, I think, about the object of the quest and […]