Diana Ejaita’s first New Yorker cover, a vibrant ode to Mother’s Day, reflects the artist’s strikingly interdisciplinary method. Ejaita is an illustrator and a textile designer based in Berlin. She was born in Italy, but her family travelled extensively during her childhood, and her work—both the clothing and the illustration—flows from a fusion of European and West African influences. We recently caught up with Ejaita to talk about what she tries to accomplish in her art.
Diana Ejaita’s “Iya Ni Wura (Mother Is Gold)”
Françoise Mouly, The New Yorker, May 6, 2019