Saturday, September 17, 2016

Frankenstein Doodle: The Platypus Reads Part CCXCVII

My students are reading Frankestein right now, so here is a modified version of a white-board doodle I cooked up for them.

R. Walton imagines that he may well find the Earthly Paradise should he arrive at the North Pole. Frankenstein warns him of the dangers of obsession and proceeds to tell Walton how his own passion for scientific control of Nature led to his undoing. So here we have the northern seas giving way to the Earthly Paradise in the land of perpetual sunlight. The scene is enclosed in an elaborate terrarium that signifies Walton's desire for control and dominance cloaked in the flowery guise of Poetry.

Medium: Brush Marker on sketchbook paper

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