Whether born with this gift or garnered through intense application, the athlete is a picture of what is humanly possible. The athletic form has been celebrated since ancient times. It is a symbol of human perfection and achievement. Athletes are a living expression of the victorious and truly gifted. They are our modern day heroes and worshiped as such. In the raw and broken landscape, the harnessed power of the physical form is frozen in contrast to the uncontrollable forces of nature.