Desert Abduction by Peter Kornowski

Desert Abduction by Peter Kornowski

Desert Abduction
By Peter Kornowski
Published Issue 125, May 2024

The last three nights were spent glued in the lawn chairs waiting for it to return. They hadn’t believed their own eyes and became fixated on seeing it again. Occasionally a strange noise would prompt one of them to scan the brush with the flashlight, feeling they were being watched. Then it was there, hovering right above them …

Desert Abduction 12″ x 12″ on hardboard available now at

Pete is a painter working primarily with acrylics to create imaginative story telling artwork. His paintings have been described “like being dropped off in the middle of a book.” Time and place are intentionally blurred leaving space for the viewers narrative.

His paintings explore mystery and discovery, strange encounters and unexplained anomalies. Within his untrained style his compositions take on a dream-like vibe with intense colors, vivid light and shadow and engaging action.

“If I can remind someone of the power of their imagination, Iʼve done my job as an artist.”

When not “arting” he’s trying to make you laugh, building something with his hands, enjoying time in the wild and generally trying to resist the slow boil of the New World Order. Pete maintains a home with his artist wife in their home state of Wisconsin while traveling the USA participating in seasonal Art Fairs. He has worked as a professional painter for the last decade creating paintings, prints, and commissioned artworks that hang in homes all over the world.

See more of Peter’s work on his site and follow him on Instagram and on YouTube.

Check out Peter’s last Birdy install, Disappeared, or head to our Explore section to see more of his art.