Cast Iron, approx. 6'X7'
|Artist Statement: The myth of
Icarus has, in our culture, come to demonstrate the case for industry
and science, a father’s love for his son and ideal of moderation.
My interpretation of the story focuses on Icarus, as the hero: youthful
and exuberant. He was raised by a brilliant father. He is full with
ideas and desire. But, he has been isolated, trapped on an island
his whole life. When he has his first moment of flying free, by
intuition, he soars, rushing to experience his joy. His wings are
melted, his flesh burned by the sun. He crashes into the sea. He
is drowned but he survives, transformed. He is in pieces, but his
spirit is not broken. He has suffered, but he is beautiful, glowing
with radiance that can only come from experiencing the possibility
of rapture in his own life.
If today, Icarus were to land in the world, it would
be in Los Angeles. This is the place where people come to recreate