About The Artist
I began drawing at age 3 and discovered my signature style while in high school. I hold a BA in Illustration and an MA in New Media Studies. Residing in downtown Chicago I make my living as a marketing executive in the financial industry. I'm a former university professor and freelance from time to time, but it is drawing on my own terms that I live for. That is when I experience the addictive 'out of body' flow that I sometimes think is a form of time travel.
Consistent in my use of mixed media: pen and ink, airbrush, marker, graphite, acrylic, and color pencil, I prefer working on hot press illustration board and consciously create with positive and negative space in mind.
A common theme in my work is that of the movement of natural elements; waves and fire, intertwined roots, hair, and bone, and the connections between decadent textures, mythologies, and industrial inventions. I seek to ignite the 'what if’s' that result from splicing these ideas and often present them from a feminist perspective.
Through my work I perpetually hunt for meaning, spiritual guidance, and purpose in my personal struggle with doubt and existential anxiety. Each drawing is an individualized attempt to feel around for the proverbial light switch in the dark. And I hope my efforts will remain to inspire others after I've checked out.
Because I'm not a starving artist, net proceeds from sales on this site are put into micro-loans for modest entrepreneurs around the globe through Kiva.org.
Gifts are meant to be shared.
Sarah McNabb (1978 - ?)