Icarus Rising II Sculpture by Nicola Godden

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Icarus Rising bronze.
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Icarus Rising bronze, side view detail.
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Art Description

Sculpture: Bronze on Bronze.

Nicola Godden is a British sculptor, born in 1959. She spent her childhood in Cyprus, Kenya and Singapore where the feeling of space, light and freedom never left her. She studied for a BA Honours degree in sculpture, in the south of England, and was elected a member of The Royal Society of Sculptors in 1993. Nicola’s ‘Icarus I’ was shown at the London Olympics in 2012. Her Sir Peter Scott bronze sculpture was unveiled in 2000 by David Attenborough at the London Wildfowl and Wetlands site.

Nicola’s process of work is to create the original sculpture out of either clay or plaster and then go through the lost wax casting process to produce a piece of work that is hand finished and each one patinated individually so that no two bronzes are identical, even though they are of the same edition.

'The story of Icarus and his father Daedalus has fascinated me for years and I love making sculpture based on this Greek Legend. I have wanted to make a large version of this piece for a while and this is it. I would like to make a monumental version of this idea one day soon. I cast in bronze because it has an amazing history of it's own that is as old as the myth. There is a sense of joy and life in the work that I hope will be felt by the viewer.'

This bronze is one of a small edition of 6 and would take approximately 12 to 16 weeks to hand cast in bronze ready for shipping. The size and price include the base shown.

This sculpture is signed and numbered by hand engraving in the bronze and accompanied by a hand written Authenticity Certificate.



Icarus Rising II

Nicola Godden

United Kingdom


Size: 79 W x 102 H x 24 in

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