Ashley Van Etten
This is an open edition serigraph entitled Moby Dick, that features a sperm whale and a quote from Herman Melville's classic book. The quote reads as follows:
~ Forehead to forehead I meet thee, this third time, Moby Dick! On deck there!- brace sharper up; crowd her into the wind's eye. He's too far off to lower yet, Mr. Starbuck. The sails shake! Stand over that helmsman with a top-maul! So, so; he travels fast, and I must down. But let me have one more good round look aloft here at the sea; there's time for that. An old, old sight, and yet somehow so young; aye, and not changed a wink since I first saw it, a boy, from the sand-hills of Nantucket! The same- the same!- the same to Noah as to me. There's a soft shower to leeward. Such lovely leewardings! They must lead somewhere ~This serigraph is hand pulled and printed on Arches 88 paper, which is heavy weight, 100% cotton fiber, acid-free, neutral ph and buffered. The paper is mould made in France. I used transparent water-based inks, show here in black ink ~ please inquire if you are interested in other colors.