We met the Soviet artists in Iceland in 1988, knocking around the country, painting, drinking, marveling at the landscape. I did 40 or 50 rapid pencil sketches on the bus, jostling along the gravel roads in the interior.
An award-winning artist and animator, Joel Hagen is a founding member of the IAAA. He is a MER collaborator, part of the Opportunity rover science operations team and has produced image products for the Opportunity, Phoenix and Pathfinder missions. A retired computer graphics instructor, Joel works with digital and traditional media as well as 3D printing and print surface treatments. Joel also designs extra-terrestrial life forms and biomes. His work has appeared on PBS, BBC, NHK in Japan, Discovery and National Geographic channels.
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