"The Flight Of Icarus"
As a child I was fascinated by the story of Icarus. Articles written about him malign him for “flying to close to the sun”, in other words, that he was overambitious. They even tried to pin a psychiatric diagnosis on him. The reality is that he was young, excitable and therefore felt invincible. No one mentions his bravery and the complete trust he placed in his father.
In many ways, Icarus and Daedalus’ story reminds me of our artistic journey: taking risks, pushing limits, exhibiting bravery, soaring high, sometimes crashing, but always trusting our creativity and skills.
That Daedalus and Icarus prepared well for their journey is evident in the bottle of wax, instructions and additional feathers. These items can be removed and placed elsewhere in the shrine. You can even add your own treasures!
Original Assemblage Art by Sylvia Larkin
Medium: found objects, acrylics, patina, R&A’s, Dresden papers, texture paste on wood
Provisions for hanging in back. Comes with a certificate of authenticity. 11” x 9” x 1.5”