Sarah Navigato

BFA, Illustration

Biography

Sarah Navigato grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. She had two ferrets when she was young after begging her parents for a pet. She has always loved animals and after her ferrets passed in middle school, she didn’t have a pet of her own. She took jobs where she could work with animals in pet service businesses and after many years of that finally adopted a dog from a rescue associated with her job. Now that she has the dog she’s always wanted; she continues to share her passion for animals through her art.

Statement

My life-long passion for animals inspires me to create. Sparking interest in these creatures is my way of sharing information about them. While sketching and studying animals, I discover new things I wouldn’t have noticed before. Learning new details about animals motivates me. My imagination runs wild as I ask myself questions like, “What if?” Creating serves as a way for me to express the information I learn about the animals in an entertaining way. I emphasize interesting facts in a way that makes the viewer want to learn more. Combining them together to create strange hybrids highlights their visual or behavioral similarities. Made-up hybrids or a real-life animals in an unrealistic environment are some ways I create interest. However it catches the viewer’s eye, I want them to become curious and want to investigate further to find out why certain elements are the focal points of my work.

Star Employee, 2020
Digital Illustration, 9.8″x8″

Catch, 2020
Digital Illustration, 7.4″x10″

Concessions, 2020
Digital Illustration, 10″x6.1″

Goat Picking, 2020
Digital Illustration, 6.7″x10″

Ostrich Racing, 2020
Digital Illustration, 10″x3.7″

Learn My Stripes, 2020
Digital Illustration, 7.4″x10″

Sarah Navigato

BFA, Illustration

Biography

Sarah Navigato grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. She had two ferrets when she was young after begging her parents for a pet. She has always loved animals and after her ferrets passed in middle school, she didn’t have a pet of her own. She took jobs where she could work with animals in pet service businesses and after many years of that finally adopted a dog from a rescue associated with her job. Now that she has the dog she’s always wanted; she continues to share her passion for animals through her art.

Statement

My life-long passion for animals inspires me to create. Sparking interest in these creatures is my way of sharing information about them. While sketching and studying animals, I discover new things I wouldn’t have noticed before. Learning new details about animals motivates me. My imagination runs wild as I ask myself questions like, “What if?” Creating serves as a way for me to express the information I learn about the animals in an entertaining way. I emphasize interesting facts in a way that makes the viewer want to learn more. Combining them together to create strange hybrids highlights their visual or behavioral similarities. Made-up hybrids or a real-life animals in an unrealistic environment are some ways I create interest. However it catches the viewer’s eye, I want them to become curious and want to investigate further to find out why certain elements are the focal points of my work.

Star Employee, 2020
Digital Illustration, 9.8″x8″

Catch, 2020
Digital Illustration, 7.4″x10″

Concessions, 2020
Digital Illustration, 10″x6.1″

Goat Picking, 2020
Digital Illustration, 6.7″x10″

Ostrich Racing, 2020
Digital Illustration, 10″x3.7″

Learn My Stripes, 2020
Digital Illustration, 7.4″x10″

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