The skeleton dimensions I shall now proceed to set down are copied verbatim from my right arm, where I had them tattooed; as in my wild wanderings at that period, there was no other secure way of preserving such valuable statistics. But as I was crowded for space, and wished the other parts of my body to remain a blank page for a poem I was then composing—at least, what untattooed parts might remain—I did not trouble myself with the odd inches; nor, indeed, should inches at all enter into a congenial admeasurement of the whale.

— Moby-DickHerman Melville

Half of Less Than Ten i  | graphite on paper | 26INx40IN

Half of Less Than Ten i | graphite on paper | 26INx40IN

Half of Less Than Ten ii  | graphite on paper| 26INx28.5IN

Half of Less Than Ten ii | graphite on paper| 26INx28.5IN

Half of Less Than Ten iii  | graphite on paper | 22INx30IN

Half of Less Than Ten iii | graphite on paper | 22INx30IN

Lace & Gossamer  | graphite on paper | 26INx40IN

Lace & Gossamer | graphite on paper | 26INx40IN

A Virile and Decisive Character  | graphite on paper | 26INx40IN

A Virile and Decisive Character | graphite on paper | 26INx40IN

Half of Less Than Ten iv  | graphite on paper | 10INx11IN

Half of Less Than Ten iv | graphite on paper | 10INx11IN

Half of Less Than Ten v  | graphite on paper | 22INx26IN

Half of Less Than Ten v | graphite on paper | 22INx26IN

Half of Less Than Ten vi  | graphite on Kozo paper | 72INx80IN

Half of Less Than Ten vi | graphite on Kozo paper | 72INx80IN

Half of Less Than Ten vi  : detail| graphite on Kozo paper | 72INx80IN

Half of Less Than Ten vi : detail| graphite on Kozo paper | 72INx80IN

Half of Less Than Ten vii  | graphite on Kozo paper | 24INx40IN

Half of Less Than Ten vii | graphite on Kozo paper | 24INx40IN