Thursday, May 12, 2011

Collage 401

Lots of news here from Team Tolstoy.

Yesterday morning I was able to speak with Elena, the international coordinator at Yasnaya Polyana. She will speak to her director about specifics, but it looks like some of us will travel to Russia this fall to spend some time at Yasnaya Polyana. To meet their staff (including the director, a direct descendent of Leo himself), get the feel for the place, and tour around the area. We will probably spend 3-4 days there and spend some time in Moscow and St. Petersberg as well. All very exciting.

I have also been in touch with Matt Kish who has agreed to do a collage for this project. We are thrilled about this as his project, "One Drawing for Every Page of Moby Dick", was the inspiration for this one. His project is being published as a book and is now available on Amazon. His collage won't appear for some months, but please watch for it! He will probably do around # 510 or so.

And one of our Boston-based contributors, Joan Ryan, is in Berlin on an artist residency program. She has spent some time with Team Tolstoy member Otto Mayr who lives in Berlin. Joan met an artist in Berlin from Copenhagen named Lars Hoeg. They were having drinks and he mentioned that his favorite novel is War and Peace. She told us about this project and he wants to do a collage for us as well. Until this point we have limited participants to good friends but with that kind of enthusiasm, Team Tolstoy goes international! -- Lola

Lola Baltzell
from page 57-58, Volume 2 of original text
collage, ink
made 2/25/11
Pevear/Volokhonsky translation page 644-646

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