Editor’s Note: These illustrations were commissioned for Hunger Mountain‘s first online issue published on the new website in 2013.

“Working on the illustrations for Hunger Mountain was a great opportunity for me in many ways. It pulled me out of my conceptual sandbox for the figure studies, challenging the inspiration-source to come—not only from one idea, “firsts”—but also to be replicated in as many distinct and varied themes that I could come up with. (Of course I’m in debt to many friends who helped me come up with the ideas.) It was also interesting to work in a landscape orientation as before this project the figures were only positioned in portrait. All in all, what a great opportunity to sit in the same space as all of the amazing authors occupying all of the brilliant content of Hunger Mountain.” —Kerri Augenstein