Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Giant Rodent Painting in the News

Scientists at York University in the UK and Montevideo in Uruguay have published some new ideas about Josephoartigasia, the extinct giant rodent that I reconstructed a few years ago. They asked if my painting could be used for the press announcement. The idea of these creatures using their teeth as powerful weapons has been very popular.

I would love to imagine two male Josephoartigasia in a rutting contest, with David Attenborough narrating.


Janet Oliver said...

Very cool.

Bobby La said...

Extraordinary beast, one I imagine comfortably hosting an orc rider. Wonderful work too James.