Further proof that I had Russia on my brain in high school was this gem of an art project that I rediscovered. It's pretty rough around the edges, and I remember rushing to paint it to get it done in time, but if you couldn't tell it's a mini St. Basil's Cathedral and Kremlin clock tower popping out of the pages of a book.
This was made around the same time as my Oscar, probably the best cared for art project I ever made in school. The assignment involved working with clay to create a book base that you'd then individualize by elaborating on the pages. Considering all of the travel guides that I had been reading at the time, it's not too surprising why I ended up going this direction.
The star on top of the clock tower broke off at some point, as did one of the tour buses and a few of the lamp posts that I'd made. While I never considered this project shelf-worthy, I thought I'd bring it up now as it's once again serving as a bit of foreshadowing for the upcoming trip in a few years time. There's still a lot of planning that has to go into making it a reality, but if a few travel guides had me thinking that this art project was a good idea, imagine what the real place might inspire.