826DC’s Catalog of Evolutionary Diversions – Work by Evan Jensen

Warty Koala for 826DC Museum of Unnatural History

Seven paintings done for the nonprofit 826DC writing center & Museum of Unnatural History in Washington, DC. Illustrating the weird, “lost branches” of the evolutionary tree, they accompany quirky descriptions (and 22 other works by Lisa Grabenstetter, Katie Schuler, and Oliver) in the print Catalog designed by Oliver Uberti of National Geographic Magazine (not affiliated).

These and more new work in my folio at the fathomless box, or blogged at Squirrels on Tap.


Evan Jensen spends a lot of the day drawing at cafes or hunched over his drafting table, illustrating the fantastic and forgotten. He spends the rest of his time being an illustrator and designer while deciding whether to have coffee or tea in the morning. Hidden under his left pinky fingernail is the text of the Archimedes Palimpsest in its entirety. While at the Corcoran College of Art & Design, once upon a summer he undertook study of certain elusive printmaking and painting techniques on the Grecian island of Skopelos. Some of this is absolute fact, and some complete or partial fiction.

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