Victorian Fairy Paintings

For the past few months, I have been researching fairy lore for an ongoing writing project. I recently came across an exhibition catalogue on Victorian fairy paintings, suitably titled Victorian Fairy Painting (1997, edited by Jane Martineau with contributing essays from curators and other experts). I feel so lucky to have stumbled into this one … Continue reading Victorian Fairy Paintings

The Women Surrealists

Leonora Carrington The women surrealists are some of my favorite artists. I immediately felt drawn to their work when I happened upon them several years ago. They seemed fearless at illustrating and painting their experiences, desires, and dreams in an effort to understand their realities. They were early autobiographers and visual diarists, and they made … Continue reading The Women Surrealists

Clothes: A post inspired by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, and Leanne Shapton’s anthology Women in Clothes

(Me, snapped by my partner) Women in Clothes is a diverse collection of stories, musings, and memories, about how clothes shape women’s lives and views of the world, and it also includes lovely photographic taxonomies of women’s personal clothing and accessory collections. Inspired by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, and Leanne Shapton’s anthology Women in Clothes, … Continue reading Clothes: A post inspired by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, and Leanne Shapton’s anthology Women in Clothes