Icarus VIII (Rising)
Icarus is depicted here soaring into the sky- full of hope and joy. He and his father Daedalus have learnt to fly and are escaping their captor King Minos of Crete. Icarus loves flying so much that he forgets Daedalus’s warning and flies too close to the heat of the sun so that the wax holding the wings onto his body melt away and he falls to the sea.
This is the largest of the small Icarus bronze sculptures. This bronze figurative sculpture stands at 88 cm high and is 58 cm wide. This artwork is one of a small edition of 9. I had great fun creating this piece as a maquette for a larger monumental version.