One of my good friends wrote a thesis on Andrei Bely's Petersburg (an early 20th century Russian novel with a very unique style...comparable to Ulysses in its originality and incomprehensibility). I decided to make a cross stitch for her of the book's cover, with the map of st. petersburg overlaid (on the cover the man's coat is checkered, but I substituted in the road layout and the river). I also included the equation for time dilation because my friend's thesis was about distorted perception of space and time in the novel. Finally, I looked through some of the book in Russian to try to find a quote exemplifying the style of the book and also relating to space. It says, basically: "Petersburg not only seems to us but also appears to be--on maps, in the form of two circles sitting one inside the other with a black dot in the center, and from these mathematical dots, dimensionless, it energetically announces that it--exists".
Yeah...I read this book and did not understand it. But I like the way the cross stitch turned out and my friend did also.
It appears I forgot to iron before taking pictures. Also did not remove sketchy duct tape frame.
Details showing that I used too much tension while cross stitching...bleah.