The Castaway, 2014. Ink and watercolor with digital color, 10x8”.
My favorite subject in school was literature, because it meant I got to sit around and read, then just write the occasional book report. In particular, I’m remembering a lot of 18th- and 19th-Century survival fiction (e.g., Robinson Crusoe, Swiss Family Robinson), which is what inspired this image. How do shipwrecked seafarers have enough paper, ink and composure to write 300+ pages of prose? I imagine they would have to be as dedicated as this guy here.
I AM A WRECK