Illustrator Sarah Haug has an obsession with rabbits. After years of dabbling in different projects, the illustrator has recently decided to focus on what she really likes to draw and now sends out a monthly newsletter about her furry friends.
“Always open for speedy rides and good laughs, the rabbits have embarked on an adventurous tour through the world and contemporary society,” says Sarah in a statement about her fascination with rabbits. “In ancient times they would have escaped on a pirate ship, luckily today, there are less tiring options to live a free life and to crash the party. But in the spirit of independence and well lives anarchy stays the same, as does their taste for island hopping.”
Within Sarah’s illustrations she captures the multiple personalities rabbits can have, from sweet friendly pets, to the unruly strays who eat gardens to shreds. Some weight lift proudly showcasing their massive ears, where others are wide-eyed and crazed. “This series is set at the gym, where the rabbits are testing basic rabbit physics before looting a supermarket in the next project,” says Sarah. “Then, if everything plays out like they want, they plan to do a little detox in a yoga retreat to balance out their constant excesses.”
Sarah’s monthly newsletter is more a comic, “customising an old superstition where I select three images from a constantly growing collection of moments,” she tells It’s Nice That. “No words. The images come together quite naturally, mostly everyday life observations that I translate into rabbit experience.”
As Sarah develops the project, she hopes to see the rabbits have their own regular in a publication. “I would love to initiate a set of experimental collaborations where the rabbits would do their thing in a given context. I imagine it like some kind of in situ performance art with a set of characters.”
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