Breathing life into the Plurality universe. This fella lived 40K years ago. He is a Singer [Homo Anunnalis], one of the species from my upcoming book: Anthropocene. The Singer’s culture does not utilize symbolic or representative iconography. They communicate with tonal vocalization but not syllabic spoken language. They have advanced math and a formidable understanding of the true nature of the Karana Polytope…
Although he was originally a classically trained painter, Joakim Ericsson has now found his calling as a concept artist. Known for his incredibly detailed pieces, his work also stands out because of his expert use of color, and mastery of perspective. He is based in Stockholm, Sweden.
Ericsson is a fantastic world-builder, which he and I have discussed in the context of Singularity’s Children; It’s quite an immense feat to think up an alternate reality, and I have a lot of respect for the kid of detailed drawings that he’s able to produce on the heel of that imagination.
Here are a few of his awe-inspiring visuals:
If you’re interested in seeing more, here’s a link to his ArtStation site!
The narrative of the transition from Ape to Man is contained within one astonishing cut in the film 2001…
…but 4 Million years of history contains a lot of potential stories. I am thinking about setting my next novel (after the Singularity’s Children series) back at the Dawn of Man.
It looks like we coexisted and even bred with many other species of Hominid and some of those seem to have been pretty smart. Recent discoveries show that Neanderthals were making cave art hundreds of thousands of years ago.