Author Steven Saus is running a motivational poster contest. It sprang out of his
irritation with hatred of some fairly standard motivational posters/quotes. Since I interpreted one of the ones he loathes to have a completely different meaning, I decided to play around with a motto he offered as a suggestion. My first one is the one on the right side of the page. The pretty mountain and trees, in a very standard motivational poster style. Since the quote is don’t let the bastards grind you down,
This mountain shot stuck me as appropriate in that instead of a sterile green meadow it should the deadfall of the previous winters. This was in an area of the mountains were there was a lot of mining, with toxic tailings. It is the difficulty and the sheer survival of the mountains that make them the majestic view that inspires me.
The second one one is a bit more out there. I took a picture of this angel because I thought it to be one of the ugliest pieces of religious sculpture I have seen. I cut out the ugly green electric torch that he is holding. This sculpture was saved and shipped to America from a war torn county. I can not remember which one, but I do remember thinking if this can survive a war, what can I accomplish.