Collaborators’ Q&A: Artist Amy Meissner: The “Vein” textile series explores the juxtaposition between the natural world and the body. Veins run through rock, create fissures, weakness, but also immense beauty. Our bodies, too, are fractured in various ways, but still grasp at strength. Poet Amy Groshek: I wanted to explore the paranoia evident in that discourse, and the vulnerabilities of the body—to infection, to language, to ideas, to fear.
Poet Amy Groshek holds an MFA from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Artist Amy Meissner is an illustrator, writer, textile artist, and mother to two young children in Anchorage, Alaska.