We have all forgotten what we really are.
G.K. CHESTERTON penned these words over a century ago, identifying an existential amnesia in modern life. In every age, people have struggled to integrate the overtures of imagination with the demands of practicality. In all but our own, however, monasteries and mythologies consistently reminded people of the presence of wonder in their daily lives. Yet, even in our empirical era, Mystery is always on the periphery of human experience. As Chesterton observed, our unexpected encounters with beauty, hope, and elation rouse us into recalling what we really are: bewildering composites of the ordinary and extraordinary. Art is the intersection of our limited abilities and limitless aspirations; it is our most cogent reminder of the marvel of our humanity.
The aim of Remembered Arts is to encourage the rediscovery of what it means to be human—a meaning bound up in the practicality and poetry of our daily experience. We offer a synthesis of real life and real art, recognizing our readers and contributors as whole people, rather than as mere consumers and creators. We encourage our artists to share glimpses of their practical lives, and our readers to share their own creative undertakings.
We publish a quarterly issue, The Remembered Arts Journal, and a weekly edition, Consider. Through our publications and social media platforms, we strive to build a community supporting the extraordinary artistry of ordinary people.