Collaborators’ Q&A: Artist Anya Ermak-Bower: …Anna’s response startled me: I couldn’t believe the way her writing precisely conveys my overall spiritual and emotional state at the time I started the piece. Writer Anna Mueller: The art presented itself as an emotion—a combination of effort, frustration, and loneliness. I wanted to create a similar emotion through scene.
Writer Anna Mueller is a creative non-fiction student in the MFA program at the University of Montana. This is her first fiction publication. Artist Anya Ermak-Bower earned her design degree from a university in Western Russia. She has lived in Alaska for five years, and channels her creativity into work, cooking, and raising her sons.