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Painting: Oil, Gesso on Canvas, Wood.
This is the first painting I did upon moving back to Chicago from New York. It represents overcoming obstacles and succeeding in the journey at hand. The Name DAEDALUS comes from the story of a father and son who are trapped in a tower and surrounded by water. Over time the father and soncollected enough wax and bird feathers to make wings for themselves in order to escape. The father warned the son that if he flies too high then the sun will melt the wax and he will fall into the water and drown, but if he flies too low than the water's big waves will smash into the boy and he will once again drown. So the father, Daedalus, flies out first and makes it to freedom. When the boy, Icarus, departs with his self-made wings he flies to high to the sun and his wings fell apart and he fell into the water.
It was a crazy transition fro NY to Chicago, but I felt very empowered because I made it safe home.
I hope this painting also gives the audience the power to overcome obstacles in their lives, and keep their glass half full.
To the underdogs!
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