I believe the red here is a nod to an earlier contribution (collage #532, by Howard McCalebb from Berlin) which had been posted not too long before this was made. It's wild to be influenced in the studio by someone I haven't even met! When I weary of the project (another 5x7 collage based on WP!), I am often struck again by how unique and interesting it is.
from page 577-578, volume 2 of original text
Pevear/Volokhonsky translation page 1071-1072