It didn’t take long for Illustration alumnus John Malta (CCAD 2010) to make a mark on the Illustration world. An illustration by Malta ran alongside Robert Klitzman’s New York Times op-ed article “My Sister, My Grief” on May 3.
Malta’s illustration features the body of a headless snake—from it, a dozen or more snakes escape.
“My Sister, My Grief” details how Klitzman—whose sister died in the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center—dealt with the news of Osama bin Laden’s death.
“Bin Laden’s death was cathartic—his terrorist attacks traumatized all of us—but in large part it is only a symbolic victory,” wrote Klitsman. “Al Qaeda may even have more cells and members than it did 10 years ago, though no one knows. Certainly, Islamic extremists are vowing to avenge his death. ‘An eye for an eye’ perpetuates a never-ending cycle of destruction. Dangers continue.”
The article can be read in its entirety here.
Malta is currently working toward his Master of Fine Arts degree at the School of Visual Arts, Illustration as Visual Essay program in New York City. You can learn more about him on his blog.
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