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The Short History of SaraDevil

The night was long and dark and black, and that is where I originated. SaraDevil is a force of nature born of her own desire.

SaraDevil resides in the infintate space between light and dark, good and evil, love and lust. SaraDevil is a bawdy wench whose pastimes include picking up women, drinking every available man under the table, and whose pride is the finest vibrator ever concieved..

SaraDevil is an artist, she smokes clove cigarettes and pungent cigars. She's a fashion designer who makes her own clothes and designs her own lifestyle. Never a space left uncrowded by her mystery.

SaraDevil doesn't wallow in pity or guilt, but rather bowls over the universe and blithly tells it to fuck off, rather than allowing it increase the sense of uneasiness that comes as time passes.

SaraDevil is the survivor, as she would have to be, others go with the flow but SaraDevil is the flow, she is the full force of fuckall, and she dominates the playing field when it is necessary for her to play.

SaraDevil wanders alleys unafraid, a threat and a danger rather than in danger to threat. SaraDevil has nothing to fear but herself. She fears her self most of all because that is what she cannot control.

SaraDevil is the wild libertine that inhabits the same mind and skin of an otherwise average girl. She is waiting for darkness to fall so she can emerge.

SaraDevil takes a page from the classics and is versed in the literature from all walks of the world. She's read the Karma Sutra and the Philosophy in the Bedroom, and she had an important role in Venus in Furs. Her education has not been wasted. She's read all the classic philosophers, and all the modern ones too, and when she doesn't have time for Plato she can always read Lourde. For the most divine inspiriation she listens to The High Priestess of soul, and remembers that her name when it is not SaraDevil, is Peaches.

When questions arise about the origin of her, there is very little that can be said. A poet and a wench, a diva and a demon, she embodies very little that is delicate, while being at the same time highly refined.. Extravagant tastes on the paupers budget, and far too many fair friends who lie in the past unseen.

SaraDevil knows who she is and she is me.

More about Sara Davila or the infamous SaraDevil

Who is SaraDevil? Who for that matter who is Sara Davila?

This online gallery was concived sometime in 1998 when I first began sketching. Any of the work here dated 1998 is a representation of that first dabbling in art for myself rather than dictated by someone else, i.e school, work, etc.

SaraDevil, or Sara Davila, is a hard working, female artist, who enjoys drawing, painting and sketching fine art female nudes more than anything else in the world. I am a self representing artist, and trying to make a serious go at it.

I've always been a creative person. I enjoyed writing poetry, and stories, and even won a few awards way back when. When I got to Shimer College I fed my soul mostly with the piano that I had twenty-four hour access too. This is a good thing, as there is a part of me that plays the piano that really shouldn't be witnessed by anyone else. It's a thing that takes over and becomes to raw and emotional, all consuming. I loose myself in chords and melodies and the vibration of the piano under my hands. There are occasions when I've played until my fingers bled, and only when I stopped and noticed the red splotches on the white keys would I realize what was happening. I still like to play that way, but without a private piano I've had to cut back.

I am also a flutist, and truly, have been playing that longer, but I learned improvisation on the piano. Freeing myself through music, and so I feel more attached to it then my flute.

I grew up in the backwaters of America, and moved to Chicago to go to school in a small private liberal arts college known as Shimer. Anyone who has an interest in what learning really is should consider Shimer. It was there I learned to draw, sitting in my apartment at night after classes. Shimer is so difficult that one rarely has time for anything but studying, and when students finally do get around to partying it is with just as much effort. I love Shimer, and my life without would be unthinkable.

From there, I've wound around and around, until finally after much debate I've decided to take a trip to South Korea to teach, since I enjoy teaching as a form of work more than anything else. Currently you will probably find me with a sketchbook, afterhours, at some mountain or remote spot, sketching people and trees. When I have a collection I'll post them in the gallery.

Other questions can be answered as follows:

I'm 29, I will always live in Chicago, you can contact me via the internet at saradevil@saradevil.com which I check regularly, and will always respond, and you can always buy art by checking the Gallery Page, or the Catalog Page, to scroll through titles. All the work on these pages is mine, and I am the sole owner. I maintain the copyright on orginal art sold. No reproductions can be made either electronically, or mechincally without obtaining first my prior written consent. My writing my not be reproduced without permission, unless it constitutes resonable usage. Further questions can be directed to me at the email address saradevil@saradevil.com.

Thanks for reading.