Alexandra Isacson’s gorgeous She Loved Things With Wings appears in the June issue and on the last day of the long weekend, she talks with us about wings, loving thyself, and her wort text message faux pas.
1. Where’s the love for Pegasus?
I love Pegasus, but I would prefer to ride Henry Fuseli’s horse in his painting, The Nightmare. I read somewhere that Freud had a print of The Nightmare hanging in his Vienna apartment. So, my desire might be entirely psychological.
2. Would you love yourself if you had wings?
Yes. I’ve always coveted the fairy costumes in the film, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Michael Hoffman. I would step into the celluloid, flutter my fairy glitter wings, and listen to opera on vinyl, spinning on a gramophone.
3. If you saw me in a bar and could only use a wings reference to pick me up, how would you pull it off?
I would keep my wings on. We would have a polite, but tense ontological conversation over absinthe.
4. What is your worst text messaging faux pas?
5. Is the past a monster that eats its self?
No, I can’t be that pessimistic.