The Washington Post Magazine · Art With a Point Collection
Commissioned as standalone illustrations by The Washington Post Magazine for the "Art With a Point" series. This is a series of images prompted by the theme of the week not associated with any article and accompanied by a short paragraph written by me and printed in the magazine's table of contents.
You can read more about each assignment and the paragraph that accompanied it below.
AD: Clare Ramirez.
“It’s been nearly 20 years since 9/11 — an important anniversary. I wanted to commemorate the victims of the attack on the Pentagon by visualizing the emptiness left from all the lives that were cut short.”
This image was published in August 2021 prior to the 20th year anniversary of 9/11, focusing on the attacks in DC.
We The People
"With all the fireworks and celebrations during the Fourth of July, it's easy to forget that what we are commemorating is independence. Still, the self-evident truth, yet unfulfilled promise of equality we’ve heard many times is something we need to keep fighting for: “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
This image was published during the June of 2021 before the weekend of the Fourth of July.
Vaccines in Bloom
"I’m grateful I was recently vaccinated. After months of literal and figurative darkness, things are finally looking up. The new season is full of possibilities and I can’t wait to spend more time outside."
This image was published during the Spring of 2021 as vaccines became widely available.
The World Stopped
“A year ago, it was impossible to imagine how hard and long this pandemic would be. It feels like the world came to a stop. If or once things return to normal, I hope we know not to take simple things for granted. In the meantime, I can’t wait for the stopwatch to be restarted.”
This image was published the Sunday before commemorating the one year anniversary of the pandemic.
A Time To Repair
“It’s clear that the American Dream is not accessible to all Americans, and we’re finally acknowledging this at the highest levels. While healing the nation will take time, I hope we’ll return to a less chaotic, normalized situation in the White House. This is the starting point. Now the real work begins."
This image was published the Sunday before Biden's inauguration.
"I grew up in a country with no seasons. From Colombia, I then moved to Miami. During all those years I longed for colder weather. Now, after having lived in Maryland for three years, I realize having to wear multiple layers is not as glamorous as I imagined. Can we just hold it off for a little longer?"
This image was published with the prompt of winter coming.