Chasing Realism with John Sollinger
Session 12A: Thursday, April 25, 2019, 8:00am – 10:00am
Session 12B: Thursday, April 25, 2019, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Spend time identifying and utilizing fundamental drawing techniques to achieve an illusion of space from a 2-D surface. We will discuss ways that humans perceive depth by means of visual signals and examine the mosaic works with exceptional depth.
This session should particularly benefit those who wish to learn to generate an illusion of space in any style. The major goal for attendees is to understand basic principles of depth perception so that they can be applied in creative works of their own. Attendees will watch a slideshow regarding the visual cues and techniques, share what they know, apply this skill to images of mosaics exhibiting depth, and be given time to ask questions throughout the session.
Solly is an artist and educator, based in Ashland, Oregon, USA. With stained glass pieces chaotically arranged, he produces mosaic wall-hangings that portray plants and fire or water in realistic-to-impressionistic landscapes of Western USA forests. His techniques developed in isolation and his visual vocabulary was sculpted by biology. Solly has earned major awards in international, mosaic and all-media competitions. He presents at mosaic conferences and offers workshops at home and overseas. In the USA his mosaics have been featured in the popular press, coffee-table books, trade journals, art magazines and advertisements for art organizations and competitions. JohnSollinger.com
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