Acrylic and collage on Canvas
48" x 60" x 2" unframed
In the ancient Greek legend of Icarus, the young man Icaurus receives magical wings from his father Daedelus. Against his father's warnings, Icarus flies too close to the sun, the heat melts his fragile wax wings, and our young hero crashes to his death. The lesson here, I think, is to wield our various gifts carefully, to avoid gratuitousness, and to avoid taking things too far. 26 years after I painted "Icarus", I found the courage to paint this sequel, which I call "Icarus Revisited." Hopefully, I have learned something in the years between the two paintings.