Stretcher asks: “How do you imagine your life will change if the United States attacks Iraq?”
Meredith Tromble: “September 12, 2001, I bought five pounds of sugar. We didn’t need it, but my mother told me stories, as I was growing up, about having no sugar during the war. I knew foraging in the grocery store didn’t make sense, but I felt so lost and wanted to do something. So I guess I’ll be stocking the pantry, if I can. I’m concerned that all the ways I’ve found to work in art, by selling work, teaching, writing, and curating, will dry up. I wonder if the Navy will reclaim the former base where my studio is. None of my imaginings about what might happen are good.