One of the purposes of the IAAA workshops is to spend time in landscapes that are in some way analogues of other planets. Sketching and photographing the details of geology at both large and small scale helps us refine our art. I did these acrylic and conte sketches in the field during our IAAA Iceland workshop with visions of Mars and Europa in my head.
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. Go to the artist's portfolio
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