Last Night – George Berrie

Wow! What a way to start the Speakers element of our season! George spoke to us with contagious enthusiasm, and told us the story of his boardroom background, and his reawakening as a digital artist. He then talked us through his exhibited project, ‘Hope: Ten images depicting Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs in surrealist form‘.

You can read more about this project here, on Stirling Uni’s Culture on Campus blog. It scarely conveys George’s energy, but it does at least give a sense of the scale of his ambition.

From a technical viewpoint, he had some helpful insights about his choice of colour palette for each image, how the eye is drawn to areas of movement in an image, and how our mind makes up what might exist beyond the confines of the frame.

He also told us of some of the background reading he’s done in support of this project, and, more importantly, in support of of his own personal development to ‘discover your purpose’, of which the project is an expression.