Icarus

Icarus 550

 

Artist

Jan Brown AM

Medium

Bronze

District

Civic

Commissioned

2009

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These four bronze figures are inspired by the ancient Greek myth of Icarus. In this story Icarus' father, Daedalus, created wings made from feathers and wax for himself and his son to flee from captivity on the island of Crete. Icarus is warned by his father not to fly too close to the sun or the sea. However, exhilarated by the experience of flight Icarus flies too high, his waxen wings melt and he falls to his death. Brown's sculpture encourages sympathy with Icarus' unbridled exuberance and an acceptance of its ineveitable tragic consequences.

Jan Brown AM
Icarus, 2009
Bronze
Petrie Plaza/City Walk, Civic