Today's collage was made by guest artist, Abigail Norman, who is a friend of Lynn's and director of the Eliot School in Jamaica Plain. They offer training, classes and workshops in crafts and fine arts – woodworking, sewing, painting, drawing, photography, green crafts and other crafts of all kinds. Abigail has invited Team Tolstoy to do a workshop in the fall which we are very excited about.
She commented that we have have created something beautiful, meaningful, unusual and resonant.
"I loved sitting for an hour, talking with the artists from the Tolstoy project, and playing with a page from War and Peace. The page was at the opening of the cataclysmic section on war. It introduces a heavy thundercloud pregnant with lightning and portent. But my feeling, in the East Boston studio, overlooking the still and beautiful frozen harbor, was one of peace." -- Abigail
from page 4-5, Volume II
collage, pigment, colored pencil, acrylic paint
page 603 Pevear/Volokhonsky translation