I have never met Joshua nor have I spoken to him. He left his talent with me via the new online submission process. When I saw his submission I was beyond stoked and cannot be more thankful for him figuring out what turns out is not the easiest thing in which to participate! FYI Google if you are listening, the whole “anyone with this link can see it” is a fucking lie. Plz fix!
Regardless of all that drama, Joshua submitted a really fascinating and fantastic talent. Requiring both delicate precision as well as brute strength, he can bust open the ground and find ancient history.
This image was produced with oil paint, color pencil, and some light photo-shopping in 2.5 hours.