ARTWORK

Icaro

MATERIALS: Bronze

YEAR: 2011

SIZE: 15x20x25 cm

[Private collection P. Longo]

With this sculpture, I depicted Icarus, the one who, together with his father Daedalus, escaped from the labyrinth thanks to a pair of powerful wings affixed to his back by wax. Naive and stubborn, he disobeyed his father, who had told him not to get too close to the sun or the wax would melt. Intoxicated by the speed that the large wings imprinted on his body, he did not listen to the warning and thus ended up falling into the sea, drowning.

I wanted to represent Icarus lying on a sphere, a metaphor of the planet Earth: the great, bright, and dripping wings have been his joy and condemnation.

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