THE WĪ́KAROS TRIPTYCH (A DAEDALUS PLAYLIST, v. 3.0)
> a brief story:
“Daedalus fashioned two pairs of wings out of wax and feathers for himself and his son. Daedalus tried his wings first, but before trying to escape the island, he warned his son not to fly too close to the sun, nor too close to the sea, but to follow his path of flight. Overcome by the giddiness that flying lent him, Icarus soared into the sky, but in the process he came too close to the sun, which due to the heat melted the wax. Icarus kept flapping his wings but soon realized that he had no feathers left and that he was only flapping his bare arms, and so Icarus fell into the sea in the area which today bears his name, the Icarian Sea near Icaria, an island southwest of Samos.”
> about the images:
“In Breughel’s Icarus, for instance: how everything turns away
Quite leisurely from the disaster; the ploughman may
Have heard the splash, the forsaken cry,
But for him it was not an important failure; the sun shone
As it had to on the white legs disappearing into the green
Water, and the expensive delicate ship that must have seen
Something amazing, a boy falling out of the sky,
Had somewhere to get to and sailed calmly on.”
(W. H. Auden, “Musée des Beaux Arts”, 1940)
“This triptych tells the story of a son.
Here dreams Icarus! His father bestowed upon him a gift of freedom and independence. The son hastily embraced the gift and dared to mirror it a destiny.
Here soars Icarus! Oblivious to the rest of the world, he spreads his wings in hope of a perpetual game of permutations that would define his very self. His safety net: the illusion of geometrical repetitions with illustrious outcomes. His destination: the hypothesis of a rainbow, distilled into courageous parametric re-compositions.
Here rests Icarus. And elsewhere, since the autumn of ‘17, rests a father.”
> about the project:
“The Alien Structures photographs are part of a larger series entitled Impossible Architectures, started a few years ago, which is a long-term open-ended project structured in three different tiers. The sequence that I’m presenting puts under a hyper-realist intimate scrutiny several architectural images. The mirroring applied to the original images accentuates the inherent dual nature of the subject and creates a new potential space of self-integration, thus giving birth to new impossible architectural disclosures. The reflected image is, in fact, a newborn architectural space that enriches the world of the imaginary, highlighting the infinite possibilities to dream on. The world of dreams, the most intimate of spaces, becomes a never-ending speculation – perhaps a little Freudian, but nonetheless nourishing. It is not a haze, but a daydream, within which different scenarios may be played-out by the viewer’s imagination.”
> Collector’s Prints Set of 10, numbered from 1/10
> Format S 40x40cm.
> “Icarus” is available for purchase as an Art Limited Collector’s Prints Set of 10 + 2 Artist Proofs, in giclee archival art print at the highest museum quality standards, on Fine Art cotton paper from Hahnemuhle with pigment ink. The Collector’s Prints Sets are certified signature editions, stamped and numbered on the back side. Additionally, as a separate document, a dedicated signed Certificate of Authenticity, with artwork title, date and edition number, indicate that you have purchased an original exclusive artwork. No further reproduction will be run after the collector edition sets are sold out. The prices for Collector Editions are progressive. For other detailed information’s see the section ART PRINTS.