The first set of illustrations (four total) was designed for the Guardian US' DIY abortion in American series. I wanted to capture modern women in Victorian silhouettes, a form that I felt preserved anonymity, while providing a sense of dignity to each figure. The silhouettes were hand hand cut and deconstructed to echo the reporting themes and then photographed.
• "‘Please, I am out of options’: inside the murky world of DIY abortions"
• "Jailed for ending a pregnancy: how prosecutors get inventive on abortion"
• "Abortion rights are already under siege – and it's only going to get worse"
• Unpublished silhouette
The second set of illustrations (three total) was designed for the Guardian US' continuing Homan Square coverage that details allegations of abuse inside a secretive facility operated by the Chicago police department. The complex layering was chosen to illustrate the dark, intricate system designed to disappear and hide detainees at the facility.
• "'I was struck with multiple blows': inside the secret violence of Homan Square"
• "A death in police custody: what really happened at Chicago's Homan Square?"
• "The hidden: how Chicago police kept thousands isolated at Homan Square"
This checkered mosaic of women was designed to lead CNN's "They're not celebrities. Their voice coach isn't either. But #MeToo changed their lives." I chose to focus the portrait (built out of many portraits) on the mouth. It represents both the voice actors' profession and their voice in the #MeToo movement.
The "infinity needle" illustration was designed to lead Jason Cherkis' Putlizer-Prize-finalist and Ellie-nominated "Dying To Be Free: There’s A Treatment For Heroin Addiction That Actually Works.Why Aren’t We Using It?" for The Huffington Post. The design symbolizes the cyclical fight against addiction.