The “The Mountains are Calling” artwork by Sassan Filsoof is a digital illustration featuring an ice climber on a mountain face. The ice climber; silhouetted against a backdrop of steep mountains; is depicted in the center of the composition, with a determined expression on his face as he navigates the icy and treacherous terrain—the light and dark contrasting hues, giving the piece a dramatic wintery feel. A badge in the upper left corner with the slogan: The Mountains Are Calling; I must go illustrates the power and draw nature has on humans to discover its beauty.
The climber is rendered photorealistic, with detailed features and clothing. The climber is depicted in a dangerous position, with their ice axe planted firmly in the ice and his body suspended above the ground. This creates a sense of tension and drama in the piece.
Overall, “Ice Climber” is a dramatic and suspenseful depiction of climbers pushing their limits on a mountain face. The use of colour and composition creates a sense of depth and distance, and the precarious position of the climber invites the viewer to wonder what will happen next. It is a reminder of the risks and challenges involved in extreme sports and the thrill of pushing boundaries.