The cicada, also known as a locust or 17-year locust, is more often heard but not seen. Cicadas are responsible for the buzzing racket on warm summer evenings. Insects are great subjects for studies in reflectivity. I had a lot of fun with the metallic properties of the cicada’s skin. “ “
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