Foreword Reviews

Lost Wax


2016 INDIES Finalist
Finalist, Essays (Adult Nonfiction)

Comprised of eighteen essays and written largely within the galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lost Wax is an inquiry into the ways we curate memory and human experience despite the limits of observation and language. In these essays, Parms exhibits and examines her greatest obsessions: how to describe the surface of marble or bronze; how to embrace the necessary complexities of identity, stillness and movement, life and death—how to be young and alive.