Collaborators’ Q&A: Artist Elizabeth Terhune: It surprised me that the poet would pair that kind of force with a drawing that I think of as essentially lyric. I find the combination really exciting. Poet Cindy St. John: I’m always attracted to beauty in violence, or violence in beauty. This piece has an ethereal movement to it, in the paint itself and in the winged creatures hovering around the imprint of a gun. I felt connected to that tension.
Artist Elizabeth Terhune received her MFA from Hunter College and her BA from Oberlin College. She has exhibited widely throughout the United States and recently had a one-person exhibition at the Lake George Arts Project, Lake George, NY. Poet Cindy St. Johnis a native Texan currently living in Kalamazoo, MI, where she is completing her MFA in creative writing.