Artist Portfolios > Sarah Higdon

I am mainly a self-taught artist though I studied at Parsons School of Design in New York as well as at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The animal creations have been leaping from my hand since the age of two. It is as though I was born with them.

At first glance, my costumed animals may appear merely whimsical or flippant. For me the animals go much deeper and I hope that as well as enjoy and be amused by my imagery, the viewer will spend a little more time studying them to figure out the internal and often personal viewpoint I am offering. My childhood is present in my works, influenced by the children’s book illustrations that I was most enchanted with -- worlds I wished to belong to and creatures that appealed more to me than the humans that often ostracized me.

The truth is that humans are animals as well. We often lose touch with that reality and mask ourselves in foolish pomp and arrogance, inventing standards that demolish kindness and harm the innocent. The brutality of nature is no match for the brutality human beings have cultivated in the name of refinement. I find pleasure in lovingly mocking our flaws, embracing them with delight and a bit of an eye roll. I often use the classical portrait to convey this. Like the poor mocking the rich, my creatures mock us by taking themselves a bit too seriously in the roles I have assigned them.

I honor the beauty of all creatures, and through that, the beauty inherent in all of us, as an observer in all that is natural. We are them; they are us -- regal sometimes; at other times, buffoons. Violent, passionate, dull-witted or clever. These traits are common in all things, though we may be blind to them when gazing at our own reflections.

Sarah Higdon
“Finger Puppets”
Acrylic on Canvas
14”x 14”
$650
Sarah Higdon
“Gary”
Acrylic on Canvas
10”x 10”
$350
SOLD
Sarah Higdon
“Mr Phister”
Acrylic on Canvas
14”x 14”
$650
Sarah Higdon
“Best Friends”
Acrylic on Canvas
10”x 10”
$350
SOLD  "Lunch Lady Guerica"
Stitch Art
Textile
26"x 30" Framed
$1200
"Fishcake"
Stitch Art
Textile
14"x 13"Framed
$500
"Bend Over and Cough"
Stitch Art
Textile
14"x 13"Framed
$400
"Plunger and a Pee Stain"
Stitch Art
Textile
14.5"x 18" Framed
$600
"Picking and Digging"
Stitch Art
Textile
13.5"x 12" Framed
$500
"Pee is for Pretty"
Stitch Art
Textile
14.5"x 13.5" Framed
$400
"Linda"
Stitch Art
Textile
14"x 11 Framed
$400
"Always a Lady"
Stitch Art
Textile
18"x 13.5 Framed
$450
"A Hotdog and Gummy Bears!
Stitch Art
Textile
16"x 14" Framed
$400
"Inseparable"
Stitch Art
Textile
14"x11" framed
$550
SOLD -"ROCCO"
Prints are available
Acrylic on Canvas
24"x 24" image size
$2200
SOLD "Fuck You I'm a Baby Bunny"
Acrylic on Canvas
10"x 10" image size
$1200
"Fantasia School of Dance"
Acrylic on Canvas
30"x 30"image size
$3000
SOLD "Corndogs Bitches!!!"
Acrylic on Canvas
24"x 18" image size
$1000
SOLD "A Seduction by Something Fragile"
Acrylic on Canvas
24"x 18 image size
$1000
SOLD  "Squirrel vs. Pigeon"
Acrylic on Canvas
10"x 10" each image size
$1100
SOLD "Louise"
Acrylic on Canvas
10"x 10" image size
$650
"Nunzio"
Acrylic on Canvas
24"x 24" image size
$1200
SOLD "The Walk Home"
Acrylic on Canvas
16"x 16" image size
$850
"Angler in Underpants"
Acrylic on Canvas
16"x 20" Oval image size
$650
SOLD "John Dory in Underpants"
Acrylic on Canvas
16"x 20" Oval image size
$650
"Carny"
Acrylic on Canvas
35"x 24" image size
$1400
SOLD "Brick"
Acrylic on Canvas
24"x 18" image size
$1000
SOLD "Janie"
Acrylic on Canvas
24"x 18" image size
$1000
SOLD "Puberty"
Acrylic on Canvas
10"x 10" image size
$650
"Pigs vs. Bears"
Acrylic on Canvas
30"x30" image size
$2500
SOLD "Blue Ribbon Dreams..."
Acrylic on Canvas
36"x24" image size
$1400
"ROCCO" 
Giclee' Prints
Giclee' on Canvas
24"x 24" image size
$790
"Fuck You I'm a Baby Bunny"
Giclee' Prints
Giclee' on Canvas
10"x 10" image size
$275