February 5, 2010

Image: Vladmire Nabokov

This is the person that I chose for the second image project. His name is Vladmire Nabokov (for fun, he's his name in russian: Владимир Владимирович Набоков!), and he's a pretty interesting fellow!

Vladmire Nabokov is a primarily recognized for is work as an author. His works include Pnin, Lolita, The Real Life of Sebastian Knight. Besides being a prolific writer, he had a lot of other interests and skills. He was an entomologist, and collected and identified butterflies. He was a skilled chess player, and also trilingual. He taught literature as well as languages, tennis, and boxing. What a well-rounded guy! Anyway, here are some of the items I was thinking about:
  • Journals/notebooks
  • glasses
  • butterflies (maybe fake from a craft store, pinned to corkboard?)
  • insect books
  • net
  • bug box
  • chess set
  • owl ( he used a pen name that mean owl for a while)
  • teaching materials
  • a book he's written
  • Russian flag
And a few quotes!
  • "The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible."
  • "Literature and butterflies are hte two sweetest passions known to man."
  • "Existence is a series of footnotes to a vast, obscure, unfinished masterpiece."

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