You have probably heard of the never ending Möbius strip, but how about a Möbius ship? The clever pun turned art was created by artist Tim Hawkinson. The artist says that the inspiration for the work comes from the famous Herman Melville work, Moby-Dick. In his interpretation, the artist sees the unending passion of Captain Ahab chasing the infamous white whale ad infinitum.
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale, was written by American author Herman Melville and first published in 1851. It is considered by some to be a Great American Novel and a treasure of world literature. The story tells the adventures of wandering sailor Ishmael, and his voyage on the whaleship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab has one purpose on this voyage: to seek out a specific whale–Moby Dick, a ferocious, enigmatic white sperm whale. In a previous encounter, the whale destroyed Ahab's boat and bit off his leg, which now drives Ahab to take revenge.
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