What is LOST ART?
LOST ART is devoted to creative work by dead women. Also the unfamous, underappreciated, and/or overlooked among the living. Fanaticism for the unfashionable, the not-now, the un-urgent, the never-heard-of-it.
LOST ART is a collage of the personal, historical, the aleatory, and the enduring, best read in a quiet, unhurried pocket of your day. Recommended for fans of The Second Shelf, Bow Down, junk stores, hidden doors, diaries, letters from friends and strangers, flotsam, library archives, snooping, and matriarchal utopias.
“It is a joy to be hidden,” wrote Donald Winnicott, “and a disaster not to be found.”
LOST ART is a monthly Look what I found love letter.
I’m the author of the memoir JOY ENOUGH (Liveright/W.W. Norton & Company, 2019), a Belletrist Book Club Selection, Amazon Editor’s Pick, and Entropy Magazine’s Best Nonfiction Books of 2019. My work has appeared in McSweeney’s, The Paris Review, and StoryQuarterly. Past LOST ART-like essays include the Pushcart Prize-nominated, “How Sad, How Lovely,” about singer-songwriter Connie Converse, The Paris Review’s Best of 2018 “Woman in the Sun,” about Josephine Nivison Hopper (better known as Edward’s wife), as well as an essay contribution to the first-ever monograph on artist Sara Kathryn Arledge, whose “eclectic, visionary work...cracks open the canon.” I am the recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell, Millay Colony, Ucross, and Vermont Studio Center and hold an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College.
Thanks for your support
Your support for this work means so much to me. $5 is what we would spend if every month we met for a very fine cup of coffee, shared a large chocolate chip cookie, and tipped the barista $1. We’d talk about art, process, motherhood, making a living, making a life, writing, time, and we’d have such a nice time we’d stay too long, until we both felt a bit dehydrated.
Please share LOST ART with friends, artists, writers, and mothers who like to think and talk about these ideas, too.