Tuesday, May 11, 2010
from page 121-122 of original text
collage and acrylic on paper
made on 4-2-10
I love this one of Lynn's!
Here is something that Otto emailed recently: "The map in "Russian" is actually Bulgarian -- an old communist era road map of Bulgaria that I somehow inherited. I started looking for some real Russian maps but didn't have enough time so I had to settle for the Bulgarian. Real Russophiles would probably spot the difference in a flash, but for the rest of us it looks close enough. I will now renew my efforts to find "real" Russian maps, and maybe French maps, for future collages. I love maps and geography and topography and also feel maps fit well with this project. War & Peace not only tells a story that covers a long period of time and involves a lot of people, it also occupies a lot of physical space. Characters are constantly traveling. Scenes are set in places as far apart as Brünn (now Brno in the Czech Republic), Vienna, Berlin and Potsdam, St. Petersburg, Smolensk, Moscow etc."
That's rather embarrassing -- I thought the map he used was Russian, not Bulgarian! -- Lola
Posted by LolaInWonderland at 9:57 PM