Saturday, January 03, 2009
George Vlosich: Etch a Sketch Art
George Vlosich is a 1997 graduate of Lakewood High School in Lakewood, Ohio who has gained an international reputation for exquisitely detailed portrait collages. He's been featured in magazines and on television.
When he was nine, he brought along an Etch a Sketch on a family trip to Washington DC. His drawing of the US Capitol amazed his parents, who pulled into a gas station to take a picture. He is able to preserve the work by removing the back and shaling out the aluminum that has been etchd off.
His early earliest portraits were of athletes and superheroes and he's had many of his images of athletes autographed. "We get a lot of vacations out of it," he said, about the media attention. His dad takes a camera everywhere they go. More recently he's done other public figures like the presidential candidates and The Beatles.
"I'll keep doing it as long as it's fun, " said Vlosich. "The Lord has truly blessed me."
You can visit George's home page at www.gvetchedintime.com