This week’s TIME magazine features an illustration of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s portrait; the woman who became the center of attention in the USA when she came forward and accused judge Brett Kavanaugh, who is up for a seat on the Supreme Court, of sexual assault.
The illustration that sparked controversy upon its publication was made by the famous Greek-American artist, John Mavroudis.
The cover illustration is a portrait of Dr. Ford that is filled in with her testimony recanting the alleged sexual assault by Kavanaugh that occurred when they were in high school at a party. The words she spoke in front of the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary evoked strong emotions from both women and men throughout the country and around the globe, and are now gracing the cover of TIME.
In an interview with TIME, the magazine that featured his work, Mavroudis said: ”This particular process is like putting a jigsaw puzzle together, but with an infinite number of possibilities,” and added that he started with an image of Dr. Ford and then drew the words in where they might be appropriate.
Mavroudis’ work has been published in many newspapers and magazines throughout the years, among which TIME, The New Yorker and The Nation.
Mavroudis was born in Athens but now works and lives in California’s San Francisco.
Mavroudis is known in the USA for his work as his 2006 cover for The New Yorker magazine about the 5th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York was voted as “The Cover of the Year” by the American Society of Magazine Publishers.