Ahab’s leg, once the handle of the scythe of death, sinks beneath the weight of time


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Lance Austin Olsen
acrylic, colour pencil, and collage on rag paper
44 x 30 inches

I often find my mind wandering back to books of my youth. I have a particular fascination for Captain Ahab from Moby Dick, his never-ending quest, his wooden leg tap-tapping continuously across the deck. I associate his wooden leg with the handle of the Grim Reaper’s scythe, another character on a never-ending quest. – Lance Austin Olsen

Original unframed painting on Rives BFK cotton rag paper with deckle edge. Signed and dated on lower front edge.

Exclusively available for local pickup from our studio in Victoria, BC. Artwork will be securely flat-packed.

For local orders, we also offer an assembled museum quality frame and mounting service for this artwork. Please see the add-on frame below.


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