Mars 2005. This recent painting is based on several of my own photographs of Mars taken during the 2005 close approach. I am trying to be a bit impressionistic and paint a portrait of Mars that comes into focus several paces back from the painting.
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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