Ode to Obsession (Open Edition) | Captain Ahab Portrait 11" x 14" Print

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Ode to Obsession (Open Edition) | Captain Ahab Portrait 11" x 14" Print

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Ode to Obsession Process

Aside from his iconic whalebone peg leg, Herman Melville's original Ahab's described as having a scorched face, grey hair, and a scar that runs the length of his face and body, which I wanted to capture in my interpretation. I've a habit of sculpting characters with sharp, angular features, and large, pointy noses, and my Captain Ahab sculpt's no exception. I was really hoping to capture the stark raving madness that seeths just below the surface as Ahab stares out at the world. Captain Ahab stands holding his harpoon, tangled, bound, and a noose made by the doom he’s bent on pursuing.