Seeing the one that they chose last year, I decided to make this year's a little more graphic. The theme of this years conference is "Finding Life on Mars & Bringing Life to Mars." Inspired by Curiosity photos of Martian sunsets, and the sense of vast open spaces that those photos create, I began my thinking in very large shapes. I considered how small the human form would look in such a huge space, and came up with a few sketches.
Humans won the fight of "should those be tiny buildings or skyscrapers, or humans on the horizon?" And the final image was completed with a mixture of watercolor washes and Photoshop shapes and text.
From the beginning, I could not get that phrase out of my head.
Life on Mars
Live on Mars