Image via The New Yorker
For The New Yorker magazine’s 2 July cover, longtime illustrator Barry Blitt has stepped aside from creating satirical artworks to draw attention to a more pressing issue: the now-reversed family separation policy.
Blitt’s new cover art titled Yearning to Breathe Free depicts a group of children cowering behind ‘Lady Liberty’, a symbol of freedom and of the United States.
“[M]y first instinct is [usually] to try to make a joke,” Blitt told the publication. He acknowledged that moments of crisis are sometimes the best times to render laughs, but not for this instance.
“I’m not so far gone that I can’t tell when a gag isn’t the right response.”
The illustration follows TIME magazine’s heartbreaking cover of Trump towering over a crying immigrant child, whose mother was being detained by border agents.
[via The New Yorker]
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