Edited August 26th, 2019

Sara Hagale

Sara Hagale is a 260-year-old artist and documenter of the sometimes silly, sometimes deep intricacies of the human experience. Her simultaneously soothing and slightly off-putting feed will fill you up with a nonsensical kind of satisfaction, as each simple sketch on beige paper somehow manages to capture more depth or finesse than an antiquated magnum opus (unsurprising, considering her age). Her drawings, however simple or nuanced, tend to luxuriate in a sense of nostalgic knowingness that captures a feeling, mood or stream of events with apparent ease. After a while, these little pictures start to feel like paradise, depicting her lovely, insane worldview in such a way that feels about 25% evil, on average, grading on a curve.

Overall, Sara Hagale’s feed is a surprisingly cohesive mix of mundane chaos, crisp lines, squiggly little guys, round ones, and barely-there sketches with the right amount of measured delicacy or color to effortlessly catch the eye. Whatever the case may be, drink in the subtle silliness in each frame; it’s advantageous to abandon the standard rules of what “makes sense” and allow your mind to unwind into the higgledy piggledy mess of humanness.

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In like a sweet way

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Oh boy

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I do

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Not at all, don’t care

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As always, sort of but not really

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& shape & alone

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late night likeness (of me)

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