plaster, wood, rope – 3,50 m. long, 1,70 m. high.
detachable in 3 pieces
…the attempt of surpassing human condition
Unlike the classical one, my Icarus, inspired by a hanglider harness, struggles to carry the weight of humanity’s most difficult dream – that of flying.
He doesn’t need any wings mounted, as his whole body transforms itsself into a plane. The ladder feature of its tale suggests not only the inner plane-structure, but also the stages of human development in pursuit of universal dreams.
I designed and manufactured this sculpture with 3 interlaced removable pieces that sustain each other without any nails. Just wood, plaster and rope combined in a traditional way that brings my Icarus closer to nature and universal tradition.
The perfect display for it would be on a mountain top, on the edge of a steep cliff.
click to enlarge photo background photo by: Sebastian Popa
background photo by: Sebastian Popa