The Fall of Icarus

The Fall of Icarus

Artist: Carol Eckert

Title: The Fall of Icarus

Attribution: The Fall of Icarus, 2020, Carol Eckert

Year: 2020

Materials: cotton, linen, wire, with encaustic

Dimensions: 6" x 79" x 38"

Image Statement: The Fall of Icarus is a floor piece inspired by the ancient Greek story of Icarus , who flew from the island of Crete with his father, Daedalus, a craftsman who had assembled their wings from feathers and wax..The myth is often told as a warning against the hubris of Icarus, who flew too close to the sun and fell to earth when the wax melted, but perhaps it is also a story of the arrogance of Daedalus and his excessive faith in his own craftsmanship.