More Than We Can Chew – Illustrations by Sarah Jane Szikora

To say that artist Sarah Jane Szikora had a troubled childhood would be an understatement. She had eye surgery at the age of four and struggled with an eating disorder in her teens. Inspired by her past and encouraged by her parents, Sarah became an artist. She has been working as a freelance illustrator since 1991. The subjects of her work are, more often than not, food-related. When asked to comment on her “fat ladies” she said: “There is an obsession in our society about appearance, everyone is on a diet or opting for cosmetic improvements. Why is it we dislike ourselves so much?"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See more of her colorful work here.