Collaborators’ Q&A: What surprised you about this collaborative piece? Poet Luisa A. Igloria: Perhaps, the decision of the artist to not include human figures in the work. But I liked the decision to render the art work in stark black and white, as line drawings. That seemed appropriate. When you began this piece, was it color, shape, or some other aspect that you followed? Did that change? Artist Løchlann Jain: I wanted to get at the sort of floating detail, the ways that the poem suggests concrete objects—but only suggests them.
Collaborators: Poet Luisa A. Igloria is the author of several books of poetry and teaches in the MFA Creative Writing Program at Old Dominion University. www.luisaigloria.com Artist Løchlann Jain is a Professor of Anthropology at Stanford University