Dan Weston writes, “Given your interest in Moby Dick and tattoos, I thought you might appreciate my recent tattoo, based on an illustration by Rockwell Kent from the 1930′s edition (that I inherited from my grandmother and have read so many times that I had to have it rebound).”
Clearly, Dan has read my post from last year, “Herman Melville, Science Writer.”
For years I owned a copy of Moby Dick with Rockwell Kent’s dream-like engravings. The book disappeared a while ago, but the pictures remain how I see the story. The Plattsburgh State Art Museum has an online gallery of Kent’s illustrations here; I’ve reprinted the source of Dan’s ink below.
I think I need to buy myself another copy as a birthday present.