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Sculpture: Bronze on Bronze.
The work was inspired by a visit to Greece at the time in my life that I was beginning to learn how to fly an aeroplane.
The figure is full of energy and the joy of the feeling. Young Icarus is free to fly where he will. There is no thought of danger for the young mythological figure.
I used clay to make the original and to create a wax like surface for the wings which translates well into bronze. Bronze can also take any colour patination and so create the effect of the figure moving towards the sun.
The work is loosely modeled to suggest the movement of the piece.
Icarus Rising is one of an edition of only 9 bronzes. Each bronze is hand finished and so each patination colour is unique to the edition piece.
If the current edition piece has been sold it could take between 6 to 10 weeks to produce the new work. Please bear this in mind when you order.
Artist featured by Saatchi Art in a collection