Dear David Lynch,
I am a big fan of your work. I believe Michelle Levy should appear on the third season of Twin Peaks, not only because she is my best friend and it would like totally be one of, if not THE highlight of her life, but because she, like you, are a believer in the power of unanticipated, synchronous magic. And these letters, coming to you from my dimension, are a response to your images which came to her from your dimension. If you are reading this now, you are aware of a new, unanticipated reality. Please make it happen.
Michelle Levy Believes in a way that trails a motley stream of life fans behind her, all willing to follow her enthusiastic scent to bizarre places. None of it is a put-on.
She floats a lot of people in the world. Please open a door for her.
artist, writer, NYC
Dear Mr. Lynch and Mr. Frost,
I am writing this in support of Michelle Levy’s proposal to bringing Agent Cooper back to life by an appearance in your show. While I understand that this could be a presumptuous proposal, the fact is that Ms. Levy’s multi-year exploration on this subject has had a real impact in the art world and has helped generate interest in Twin Peaks. I believe Michelle to be an exceptional artist- creative and imaginative- and the fact that she has devoted so much of her time and talent to the storyline behind Agent Cooper is a testament on how this series has had an impact and exerted a particular fascination to a whole generation of visual artists in the U.S. and beyond. I know that many of us would be delighted and honored if Michelle would be given an opportunity to appear in the show, as it would bring the world of the visual arts and television together.
I urge you to consider this proposal.
To: David Lynch
Re: My daughter, Michelle Levy vis a vis Twin Peaks
Dear Mr. Lynch,
Right from the start, Michelle spun the everyday into magic.
She must have been three and enamored with fairy tales when she began to dig holes in the yard to find her way to England where she could be a princess. Her search for highness was impetus for a family trip abroad.
When Cabbage Patch dolls became the rage and were backordered, rather than just wait, Michelle, who by then was about six, created one out of fabric remnants and ribbons, quite a lovely doll which I have to this day. She created other toys and little girls’ accessories that she was not able or allowed to acquire.
When she was in her second grade class, all the other parents and I were amazed to see a painting displayed high above the chalkboard by someone whom we thought must have been a visiting artist. It was Michelle’s.
In fourth grade, she wrote a novel, The War of the Religions, in which imagined a world of peace.
Michelle has been busy ever since creating stunning visual and performance art. What a joy it would be to see her on Twin Peaks. Please bring her on board so the magic she spins with her audiences while searching for Agent Cooper can be directed back to the source of her inspiration.
ML – what does it stand for?
I hope the once called Michelle adds a birth certificate to her application. She might be the exact same age that Margaret Lanterman was 20 years ago. She definitely looks a little bit like her.
I wonder who carries the log right now? Who will be leading us to the many? Could Michelle hold the log? Could she then open her mouth and say the thing she needs to say?
I wonder – for a reason.
Dear David Lynch and any other members of the Twin Peaks creative team that this may be relevant to,
Have you seen someone channel Agent Dale Cooper for a live audience of more than a hundred people?
I have. I didn’t believe in the beginning. And then I did. Something about the stain left on my pie plate and the way I had to look into a stranger’s eyes and all of the chanting in unison brought me to a place where I thought I’d really found Agent C or at least an apparition of his spirit or something like that. Anyway Michelle Levy has been bringing him to life where you left off – so it only makes sense to allow her to inhabit the televised version of that space. Any new version of the show will have a noticeable hole without her presence.
I hope you’ll see the light!
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Carnegie Mellon University
Is Michelle Levy Crazy?
Artist, Associate Professor, and co-Director of a non-profit organization
nb: Michelle is not Executive Director of the EFA. Although she is flattered that Steve Lambert thinks she is in charge of everything, Michelle is Director of EFA’s Project Space Program, the organization’s public exhibition and event venue.