Target Group " Ms. Magazine" Women Readership
Ms. Magazine was the first national magazine to make feminist voices audible, feminist journalism tenable, and a feminist world view available to the public. Today, the magazine remains an interactive enterprise in which an unusually diverse readership is simultaneously engaged with each other and the world. The modern Ms. boasts the most extensive coverage of international women’s issues of any magazine available in the United States.
To create a full page illustration to accompany an article which portrayed the story if a woman who had to make tough emotional choices about who would and would not be chosen to stay as a resident in the Domestic Violence shelter that she ran. The art should capture the sensitivity and emotion of the situation as well as some reference to the setting.
I wanted to portray the central figure of the story as the focal point which would allow me to emphasize the emotion of the situation while at the same time I chose to be symbolic with the setting using the umbrella and bricks to represent the shelter as opposed to a traditional setting with foreground, middle, and background. I also wanted to present the “tenants” as heads rather than bodies almost as being held as one would hold delicate eggs.