Whorl of Tubraft

Another fake editorial illustration for another real David Rakoff article, "Fu Fighters," this one detailing a rafting trip he took alongside Glenn Close and Robert Kennedy Jr that was organized to bring attention to a controversial dam development in Chile.

My illustration plays on the dissonance between danger and decadence Rakoff depicts in the article. Whitewater rafting trips tend to be harrowing affairs (I assume; my tolerance of water-based activities, like my presence on the dancefloor, is best described as "catlike"). Though Rakoff's proved no exception, while on dry land the additional element of celebrity called for additional amenities--such as hot tubs and massages--I'm sure unKennedyed river tours leave off the menu.


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