EXTRACTS 01
EXTRACTS 01

"And God created great whales." GENESIS.

7.5 x 10.875 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
June 8, 2015

EXTRACTS 02
EXTRACTS 02

"Leviathan maketh a path to shine after him; One would think the deep to be hoary." JOB.

11 x 8.375 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
June 9, 2015

EXTRACTS 03
EXTRACTS 03

"Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah." JONAH.

15.75 x 10.875 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
June 11, 2015
 

EXTRACTS 05
EXTRACTS 05

"In that day, the Lord with his sore, and great, and strong sword, shall punish Leviathan the piercing serpent, even Leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea."ISAIAH.

15.75 x 10.875 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
June 16, 2015

EXTRACTS 08
EXTRACTS 08

"Scarcely had we proceeded two days on the sea, when about sunrise a great many Whales and other monsters of the sea, appeared. Among the former, one was of a most monstrous size. * * This came towards us, open-mouthed, raising the waves on all size, and beating the sea before him into a foam." TOOKE'S LUCIAN. "THE TRUE HISTORY."

10.875 x 15.75 inches
acrylic paint, ballpoint pen and ink on found paper
July 31, 2015
 

EXTRACTS 11
EXTRACTS 11

"Let us fly, let us fly! Old Nick take me if it is not Leviathan described by the noble prophet Moses in the life of patient Job." RABELAIS.

10.875 x 15.75 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
August 11, 2015

EXTRACTS 12
EXTRACTS 12

"This whale's liver was two cartloads." STOWE'S ANNALS.

7.875 x 11 inches
acrylic paint and pencil on found paper
August 13, 2015
 

EXTRACTS 17
EXTRACTS 17

"Which to secure, no skill of leach's art
Mote him availle, but to returne againe
To his wound's worker, that with lowly dart,
Dinting his breast, had bred his restless paine,
Like as the wounded whale to shore flies thro' the maine."
THE FAERIE QUEENE.


15.75 x 10.875 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
September 20, 2015

EXTRACTS 19
EXTRACTS 19

"What spermacetti is, men might justly doubt, since the learned Hosmannus in his work of thirty years, saith plainly, Nescio quid sit." SIR T. BROWNE. OF SPERMA CETI AND THE SPERMA CETI WHALE. VIDE HIS V.E.

15.75 x 10.875 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
October 4, 2015

EXTRACTS 21
EXTRACTS 21

"By art is created that great Leviathan, called a Commonwealth or State- (in Latin, Civitas) which is but an artificial man." OPENING SENTENCE OF HOBBES'S LEVIATHAN.

15.75 x 10.875 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
October 6, 2015
 

EXTRACTS 37
EXTRACTS 37

"If we compare land animals in respect to magnitude, with those that take up their abode in the deep, we shall find they will appear contemptible in the comparison. The whale is doubtless the largest animal in creation." GOLDSMITH, NAT. HIS.

15.75 x 11 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
November 11, 2015
 

EXTRACTS 41
EXTRACTS 41

"The Spermacetti Whale found by the Nantuckois, is an active, fierce animal, and requires vast address and boldness in the fishermen." THOMAS JEFFERSON'S WHALE MEMORIAL TO THE FRENCH MINISTER IN 1778.

11.75 x 9 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
November 22, 2015

EXTRACTS 44
EXTRACTS 44

"A tenth branch of the king's ordinary revenue, said to be grounded on the consideration of his guarding and protecting the seas from pirates and robbers, is the right to royal fish, which are whale and sturgeon. And these, when either thrown ashore or caught near the coast, are the property of the king." BLACKSTONE.

15.75 x 10.875 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
November 25, 2015

EXTRACTS 45
EXTRACTS 45

"Soon to the sport of death the crews repair:
Rodmond unerring o'er his head suspends
The barbed steel, and every turn attends."
FALCONER'S SHIPWRECK.


10.875 x 15.75 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
November 25, 2015

EXTRACTS 46
EXTRACTS 46

"Bright shone the roofs, the domes, the spires,
And rockets blew self driven,
To hang their momentary fire
Around the vault of heaven.

"So fire with water to compare,
The ocean serves on high,
Up-spouted by a whale in air,
To express unwieldy joy."
COWPER, ON THE QUEEN'S VISIT TO LONDON.


15.75 x 10.875 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
November 27, 2015

EXTRACTS 49
EXTRACTS 49

"The whale is a mammiferous animal without hind feet." BARON CUVIER.

15.75 x 10.75 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
November 29, 2015
 

EXTRACTS 51
EXTRACTS 51

"In the free element beneath me swam,
Floundered and dived, in play, in chace, in battle,
Fishes of every color, form, and kind;
Which language cannot paint, and mariner
Had never seen; from dread Leviathan
To insect millions peopling every wave:
Gather'd in shoals immense, like floating islands,
Led by mysterious instincts through that waste
And trackless region, though on every side
Assaulted by voracious enemies,
Whales, sharks, and monsters, arm'd in front or jaw.
With swords, saws, spiral horns, or hooked fangs."
MONTGOMERY'S WORLD BEFORE THE FLOOD.


10.875 x 21 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
December 10, 2015

EXTRACTS 53
EXTRACTS 53

"In the year 1690 some persons were on a high hill observing the whales spouting and sporting with each other, when one observed; there - pointing to the sea - is a green pasture where our children's grand-children will go for bread." OBED MACY'S HISTORY OF NANTUCKET.

10.875 x 15.75 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
December 22, 2015
 

EXTRACTS 61
EXTRACTS 61

"Mad with the agonies he endures from these fresh attacks, the infuriated Sperm Whale rolls over and over; he rears his enormous head, and with wide expanded jaws snaps at everything around him; he rushes at the boats with his head; they are propelled before him with vast swiftness, and sometimes utterly destroyed.

* * * It is a matter of great astonishment that the consideration of the habits of so interesting, and, in a commercial point of view, of so important an animal (as the Sperm Whale) should have been so entirely neglected, or should have excited so little curiosity among the numerous, and many of them competent observers, that of late years must have possessed the most abundant and the most convenient opportunities of witnessing their habitudes." THOMAS BEALE'S HISTORY OF THE SPERM WHALE, 1839.

10.875 x 15.75 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
January 25, 2016

EXTRACTS 73
EXTRACTS 73

"It was not till the boats returned from the pursuit of these whales, that the whites saw their ship in bloody possession of the savages enrolled among the crew." NEWSPAPER ACCOUNT OF THE TAKING AND RETAKING OF THE WHALE-SHIP HOBOMOCK.

10.875 x 15.75 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
February 19, 2016

EXTRACTS 74
EXTRACTS 74

"It is generally well known that out of the crews of Whaling vessels (American) few ever return in the ships on board of which they departed." CRUISE IN A WHALE BOAT.

15.75 x 10.875 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
February 22, 2016
 

EXTRACTS 01
EXTRACTS 02
EXTRACTS 03
EXTRACTS 05
EXTRACTS 08
EXTRACTS 11
EXTRACTS 12
EXTRACTS 17
EXTRACTS 19
EXTRACTS 21
EXTRACTS 37
EXTRACTS 41
EXTRACTS 44
EXTRACTS 45
EXTRACTS 46
EXTRACTS 49
EXTRACTS 51
EXTRACTS 53
EXTRACTS 61
EXTRACTS 73
EXTRACTS 74
EXTRACTS 01

"And God created great whales." GENESIS.

7.5 x 10.875 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
June 8, 2015

EXTRACTS 02

"Leviathan maketh a path to shine after him; One would think the deep to be hoary." JOB.

11 x 8.375 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
June 9, 2015

EXTRACTS 03

"Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah." JONAH.

15.75 x 10.875 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
June 11, 2015
 

EXTRACTS 05

"In that day, the Lord with his sore, and great, and strong sword, shall punish Leviathan the piercing serpent, even Leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea."ISAIAH.

15.75 x 10.875 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
June 16, 2015

EXTRACTS 08

"Scarcely had we proceeded two days on the sea, when about sunrise a great many Whales and other monsters of the sea, appeared. Among the former, one was of a most monstrous size. * * This came towards us, open-mouthed, raising the waves on all size, and beating the sea before him into a foam." TOOKE'S LUCIAN. "THE TRUE HISTORY."

10.875 x 15.75 inches
acrylic paint, ballpoint pen and ink on found paper
July 31, 2015
 

EXTRACTS 11

"Let us fly, let us fly! Old Nick take me if it is not Leviathan described by the noble prophet Moses in the life of patient Job." RABELAIS.

10.875 x 15.75 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
August 11, 2015

EXTRACTS 12

"This whale's liver was two cartloads." STOWE'S ANNALS.

7.875 x 11 inches
acrylic paint and pencil on found paper
August 13, 2015
 

EXTRACTS 17

"Which to secure, no skill of leach's art
Mote him availle, but to returne againe
To his wound's worker, that with lowly dart,
Dinting his breast, had bred his restless paine,
Like as the wounded whale to shore flies thro' the maine."
THE FAERIE QUEENE.


15.75 x 10.875 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
September 20, 2015

EXTRACTS 19

"What spermacetti is, men might justly doubt, since the learned Hosmannus in his work of thirty years, saith plainly, Nescio quid sit." SIR T. BROWNE. OF SPERMA CETI AND THE SPERMA CETI WHALE. VIDE HIS V.E.

15.75 x 10.875 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
October 4, 2015

EXTRACTS 21

"By art is created that great Leviathan, called a Commonwealth or State- (in Latin, Civitas) which is but an artificial man." OPENING SENTENCE OF HOBBES'S LEVIATHAN.

15.75 x 10.875 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
October 6, 2015
 

EXTRACTS 37

"If we compare land animals in respect to magnitude, with those that take up their abode in the deep, we shall find they will appear contemptible in the comparison. The whale is doubtless the largest animal in creation." GOLDSMITH, NAT. HIS.

15.75 x 11 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
November 11, 2015
 

EXTRACTS 41

"The Spermacetti Whale found by the Nantuckois, is an active, fierce animal, and requires vast address and boldness in the fishermen." THOMAS JEFFERSON'S WHALE MEMORIAL TO THE FRENCH MINISTER IN 1778.

11.75 x 9 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
November 22, 2015

EXTRACTS 44

"A tenth branch of the king's ordinary revenue, said to be grounded on the consideration of his guarding and protecting the seas from pirates and robbers, is the right to royal fish, which are whale and sturgeon. And these, when either thrown ashore or caught near the coast, are the property of the king." BLACKSTONE.

15.75 x 10.875 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
November 25, 2015

EXTRACTS 45

"Soon to the sport of death the crews repair:
Rodmond unerring o'er his head suspends
The barbed steel, and every turn attends."
FALCONER'S SHIPWRECK.


10.875 x 15.75 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
November 25, 2015

EXTRACTS 46

"Bright shone the roofs, the domes, the spires,
And rockets blew self driven,
To hang their momentary fire
Around the vault of heaven.

"So fire with water to compare,
The ocean serves on high,
Up-spouted by a whale in air,
To express unwieldy joy."
COWPER, ON THE QUEEN'S VISIT TO LONDON.


15.75 x 10.875 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
November 27, 2015

EXTRACTS 49

"The whale is a mammiferous animal without hind feet." BARON CUVIER.

15.75 x 10.75 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
November 29, 2015
 

EXTRACTS 51

"In the free element beneath me swam,
Floundered and dived, in play, in chace, in battle,
Fishes of every color, form, and kind;
Which language cannot paint, and mariner
Had never seen; from dread Leviathan
To insect millions peopling every wave:
Gather'd in shoals immense, like floating islands,
Led by mysterious instincts through that waste
And trackless region, though on every side
Assaulted by voracious enemies,
Whales, sharks, and monsters, arm'd in front or jaw.
With swords, saws, spiral horns, or hooked fangs."
MONTGOMERY'S WORLD BEFORE THE FLOOD.


10.875 x 21 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
December 10, 2015

EXTRACTS 53

"In the year 1690 some persons were on a high hill observing the whales spouting and sporting with each other, when one observed; there - pointing to the sea - is a green pasture where our children's grand-children will go for bread." OBED MACY'S HISTORY OF NANTUCKET.

10.875 x 15.75 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
December 22, 2015
 

EXTRACTS 61

"Mad with the agonies he endures from these fresh attacks, the infuriated Sperm Whale rolls over and over; he rears his enormous head, and with wide expanded jaws snaps at everything around him; he rushes at the boats with his head; they are propelled before him with vast swiftness, and sometimes utterly destroyed.

* * * It is a matter of great astonishment that the consideration of the habits of so interesting, and, in a commercial point of view, of so important an animal (as the Sperm Whale) should have been so entirely neglected, or should have excited so little curiosity among the numerous, and many of them competent observers, that of late years must have possessed the most abundant and the most convenient opportunities of witnessing their habitudes." THOMAS BEALE'S HISTORY OF THE SPERM WHALE, 1839.

10.875 x 15.75 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
January 25, 2016

EXTRACTS 73

"It was not till the boats returned from the pursuit of these whales, that the whites saw their ship in bloody possession of the savages enrolled among the crew." NEWSPAPER ACCOUNT OF THE TAKING AND RETAKING OF THE WHALE-SHIP HOBOMOCK.

10.875 x 15.75 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
February 19, 2016

EXTRACTS 74

"It is generally well known that out of the crews of Whaling vessels (American) few ever return in the ships on board of which they departed." CRUISE IN A WHALE BOAT.

15.75 x 10.875 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
February 22, 2016
 

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