AS IF THE DEVIL HAD TORN HIS WAY THROUGH A ROCK AND LEFT IT ALL JAGGED BEHIND (ICE GLEN, STOCKBRIDGE, MA) - Melville on Ice Glen

BLACKNESS TEN TIMES BLACK

BLACKNESS TEN TIMES BLACK

GREAT BARRINGTON, MA “For spite of all the Indian-summer sunlight on the hither side of Hawthorne's soul, the other side—like the dark half of the physical sphere—is shrouded in a blackness, ten times black...” - Melville on Hawthorne 1850

UNTITLED

UNTITLED

GREAT BARRINGTON, MA

THE STORM

THE STORM

FIRE ISLAND, NY

LAUNCH YOURSELF ON EVERY WAVE

LAUNCH YOURSELF ON EVERY WAVE

LEE, MA “You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land, there is no other life but this.” - Henry David Thoreau

MEDITATION AND WATER ARE WEDDED FOREVER (ATLANTIC OCEAN) “Yes, as everyone knows, meditation and water are wedded for ever.” - Melville, Moby Dick. 1851

AT SEA IN A FOG

AT SEA IN A FOG

ATLANTIC OCEAN

I AM NOT ALONE IF I STAND BY MYSELF

I AM NOT ALONE IF I STAND BY MYSELF

STOCKBRIDGE, MA “I am not alone if I stand by myself. Who knows where in space this globe is rolling? Yet we will not give ourselves up for lost, let it go where it will.” - Thoreau, A Week On The Concord and Merrimack Rivers

LIKE A SNOW HILL IN THE AIR

LIKE A SNOW HILL IN THE AIR

VIEW FROM HERMAN MELVILLE'S OFFICE - PITTSFIELD, MA “By reason of these things, then, the whaling voyage was welcome; the great flood- gates of the wonder-world swung open, and in the wild conceits that swayed me to my purpose, two and two there floated into my inmost soul, end less processions of the whale, and, midmost of them all, one grand hooded phantom, like a snow hill in the air.” - Melville, Moby Dick. 1851

CAPTURING THE WHALE

CAPTURING THE WHALE

MOUNT GREYLOCK, MA

OUR HORIZON IS NEVER QUITE AT OUR ELBOWS (STOCKBRIDGE, MA) “There is commonly sufficient space about us. Our horizon is never quite at our elbows.” - Thoreau, Walden, 1854

H HAS DROPPED GERMINOUS SEEDS

H HAS DROPPED GERMINOUS SEEDS

GREAT BARRINGTON, MA “I feel that Hawthorne has dropped germinous seeds into my soul. He expands and deepens down, the more I contemplate him; and further, and further, shoots his strong New England roots into the hot soil of me Southern soul.” - Melville on Hawthorne 1850

ROCKS AND TREES - ICE GLEN

ROCKS AND TREES - ICE GLEN

STOCKBRIDGE, MA

VIEW OF WHITE WHALE FROM MONUMENT

VIEW OF WHITE WHALE FROM MONUMENT

GREAT BARRINGTON, MA From Thomas Cole’s “View of the Round-Top in the Catskill Mountains”

EAST MOUNTAIN

EAST MOUNTAIN

CHESTERWOOD, STOCKBRIDGE, MA

FRENCH'S GARDEN

FRENCH'S GARDEN

CHESTERWOOD, STOCKBRIDGE, MA

IN THE WOODS

IN THE WOODS

MONUMENT MOUNTAIN, GREAT BARRINGTON, MA From Asher B. Durand’s painting, “In the Woods.”

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CAPTURING THE WHALE

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