Icarus wall sculpture legend flight wings sun Greek mythology daedalus


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"Icarus" a sculpture based on the Greek legend of Daedalus and Icarus. They made wings out of wax to escape the Isle of Crete by flying. Daedalus (Icarus' father) told him to not fly too close to the sun. Unfortunately, Icarus flew too high and the sun melted the wax of his wings and he fell back to the earth. This piece is made of Mulberry wood, it is a beautiful honey brown color. I left the natural bak on the edges of the pieces to represent the how the his wings were singed.

This was created on a wood lathe. The piece was sanded and a multi-step finishing process was applied. Then it was moved over to the bandsaw where the it was deconstructed and then finally reassembled in a completely new concept.

I have four basic goals that I strive to achieve with my work:
• Design and create pieces that complement the wood.
• Explore the concept of creating a sense of movement with an inanimate object.
• Design pieces in such a way as to visually “stretch” portions of the piece to appear either larger, smaller or a different shape that it actually is. (This applies primarily to my sculptural work and my wall hangings.)
• Be as ecologically responsible as possible with my woodwork. I use as much salvage as possible and much of my other material is grown specifically for commercial purposes.

This piece would look spectacular in your office, dining room, bedroom or the lobby of your business.

All woods can have natural cracks and voids and these are not considered defects. It was hand sculpted on my lathe by me. Like any natural wood product, it should not be placed in direct sunlight for long periods.
Shipping says it takes 3-5 days to process. I am usually much quicker than that and often ship the next business day. I say 3-5 in case I am traveling out of town.
All sizes are approximate and may vary by 1/8".

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