Cold Cut Animals, Soft Body Parts & Stained Glass Perfume by Sarah Illenberger

Sarah Illenberger Editorial Art

Sarah Illenberger is a multi-talented imaginative artist based in Germany whose editorial work is unusual, infused with humor and impressive in its variety. She has such a large body of work that it was hard to choose my favorites, but the following three examples of her editorial artwork do a nice job of showing her range of materials and subject matter.

Sarah Illenberger Editorial Art

Luncheon Meat Art

For Neon magazine, she created animals made from luncheon meats.

Sarah Illenberger Editorial Art

meat collage

cold cuts art
above: A-Z FLEISCH, Photography by Dirk Eisel For SZ Magazine,

Soft Sculptures

Soft knit human stomach, heart and brain:
soft sculpture

Sarah Illenberger Editorial Art soft sculpture

Soft-Cooked by Sarah Illenberg
above: Soft-Cooked by Sarah Illenberg, Photography by Andreas Achmann

For TUSH magazine, she created 2d representations of stained glass windows for perfume brands in

The Price of Beauty

Sarah Illenberger Editorial Art

Sarah Illenberger Editorial Art

above: PRIX DE BEAUTÉ 2008

above: Visual Artist Sarah Illenberger

About the artist (written by Antje Wewer):
Defining one category for all the work of Sarah Illenberger is no easy task. The forms the visual translations of her themes assume are far too diverse. What initially sounds quite abstract, in reality, is mostly practical in that her creations are not generated on a computer but rather by meticulous handwork, sometimes incorporating the most mundane materials. A story about love-sickness is visualised through an embroidered design. Variously coloured tablets are used to compose portraits for a magazine. And in Sarah’s hands, beauty products are given new life by being transformed into tourist landmarks. Whatever she creates, it is done with a humorous touch and a great love for detail. Each assignment leads to a unique work of art, sometimes visually enhancing the content of a feature, sometimes to be considered a work in its own right. In her Berlin studio, Sarah Illenberger develops concepts for editorial as well as commercial clients. She mostly works alone, but occasionally teams up with a photographer.

Sarah Illenberger


See her entire body of work here.