Saturday, February 18, 2012

Collage 683

I was responding to the following opening paragraph of Volume IV, Part Four, ChapterXIV:

"Just as it is hard to explain why and where ants hurry to from a demolished anthill, some away from the anthill carrying specks of dust, eggs, and dead bodies, and others back to the anthill -- why they run into each other, chase each other, fight -- so it would be hard to explain the reasons that made the Russian people, after the departure of the French, crowd into the place which was formerly called Moscow."

I built up some height using tissue pattern and sprinkled it with ink which kind of looks like ants. I also used some fabulous images from a 1960's fashion magazine for no reason other than someone brought it into the studio and I liked it! -- Lola

Lola Baltzell
from page 621-622, volume 2 of original text
collage, ink
made 10/28/11
Pevear/Volokhonsky translation page 1108-1109

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