Friday, March 18, 2011

Collage 346

One of the "rules" of Team Tolstoy is that we are not allowed to throw out a collage once it is done -- and each one must be completed in the same session. If that were not the case, this one would definitely have been recycled. But rules are rules, so here you go. This is a mess!

We are now in a pivotal scene, Volume II, Part Five, Chapter VII - VIII. Natasha is yearning to see her fiance Prince Andrei. She is attending an opera and is about to meet Anatole Kuragin, Helene's bad-boy brother. She is about to meet her ruin. "For a long time she had not experienced that feeling, both pleasant and unpleasant, of hundreds of eyes looking at her bare arms and neck, which suddenly seized her now, calling up a whole swarm of memories, desires, and emotions corresponding to that feeling."

Lola Baltzell
from page 699-700 of original text
collage, acrylic paint
made 1/14/11
page 557-559 Pevear/Volokhonsky translation

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