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ship wreck woodcut, nantucket image
Nantucket Whaler,
in the swells of Cape Horn.
Try pots burning.
Fill the barrels, we're going home, or the Lord takes us
woodcut
18" x 32"
2013

I was inspired by a few things- maritime images of JMW Turner, and the classic American book cover illustration from the early 20th century, but mostly, I was thinking of Albert Pinkham Ryder. The great mystic of American painters and his swirling, Romantic, dream-like seascapes is the guiding force behind this image.