Elephantine by Pete Janes

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Detail from ‘Food Fight’, a much larger painting. I have always enjoyed anthropomorphism . . . it probably started when I was a kid enjoying Bugs Bunny, Wind in the Willows, and Beatrix Potter. Later, I was influenced by the writer Cordwainer Smith, who populated his future Earth with any number of “underpeople”, a servant class made from combining human and animal DNA. I went one step further with my own stories and art of a future Earth: humankind was essentially extinct, and the genetically engineered servant races were left to build their own societies and puzzle out the artifacts of their creators.

Organic produce slinger by day. Automatic Scribbler and Deliberate Renderer by night.

“Pete Janes entertains the macro insect crowd with meticulous gouache and watercolor specimen pieces, while his more imaginary illustrations seem to be glimpses into faraway realities.”—noted art critic and Portland bum R. Terialspray

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  • ROUBLE RUST
    ROUBLE RUSTalmost 5 years ago

    Wo this is amazing Pete!! Can’t wait to see the whole painting xx

  • Thanks Rouble!

    – Pete Janes

  • Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo
    Patricia Anne ...almost 5 years ago

  • Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo
    Patricia Anne ...almost 5 years ago

    THIS WORK ALONG WITH 6

  • Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo
    Patricia Anne ...almost 5 years ago

    THIS WORK ALONG WITH 6 OTHERS ARE FEATURED THIS WEEK IN REAL MEN WHERE TIGHTS.

    THIS ART IS GROUP ICON

  • Wow! Thanks Patricia! I zip off for a weekend in San Francisco and get famous!!!

    – Pete Janes

  • Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo
    Patricia Anne ...almost 5 years ago

    yep you were up for a whole week :)

  • Leigh Blackmore
    Leigh Blackmoreover 4 years ago

    Amazing piece. Something about it reminds me of the great Ian Miller, but you have your own weird imagination!

  • High praise indeed, Leigh.

    – Pete Janes

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 4 years ago

    amazing lol well done !LIZ

  • Very much appreciated, Eo!

    – Pete Janes

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusabout 4 years ago

    I am absolutely in love with the whole concept of this piece. Wonderful work. Congratulations!!! We are proud to feature this work here.

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusabout 4 years ago

  • Thrilled to represent, D! Thanks very kindly!

    – Pete Janes

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelabout 4 years ago

    How wonderfully strange!

  • Mission accomplished! Thanks Cindy!

    – Pete Janes

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