Team Tolstoy consisted of just Lynn and I yesterday. Lulu had a family emergency and Lucy was traveling. We have now completed 50 collages. At the beginning the project seemed daunting, to make 800. Now it almost seems as if it's going too fast. I so enjoy the whole thing. Every aspect of it.
This is one of Lynn's.
My studio mate Melissa will be making a collage, #35, I think. She was at a flea market and found a wonderful piece of Russian paper currency from 1905. She will use the image transfer technique which will leave the original intact. I hope that she gives a mini-workshop and teaches us how to do it. She teaches art classes all over the city.
Another contributor will be Emma, a friend of Lynn's, who will be making collage #51. She generously offered Lynn some wonderful ephemera including "old" library index cards from Boston Public Library. That seems so antiquated, doesn't it?
Melissa told us that some of her work was at risk of being ruined by the artists in the studio above us. Apparently they work on huge paintings and hurl water and paint and who knows what at the canvas. So much liquid that it seeped through their floor and our ceiling. So we sealed up our 50 collages in a plastic bag for safe-keeping. We are already very attached to this endeavor and would find it devastating to have it ruined. -- Lola
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collage and acrylic paint on paper