Monday, July 19, 2010

Icarus

In Canberra over the holidays I came across this sculpture, inspired by Daedalus and Icarus. The photo doesn't really do it justice, but I thought I'd share it anyway.

3 comments:

lilian.thigh said...

Icarus was merely struck down with hypothermia/asphyxia. I suspect the gods made up the "don't-go-too-close-to-the-fiery-heavens-or-we'll-melt-your-wings" story so their smiting could have a bit more WOW factor.

jm said...

an interesting interpretation. the normal version of that myth has always seemed a bit suspicious to me. of course you know that temperature actually drops as you rise through the atmosphere. so to get close enough to the sun for its heat to have an effect i suspect you'd have to travel several millions of kilometers through space.

Rusty Mason said...

Did these sculptures get too close to the sun? I hope my tax money didn't pay for these metal globules. Thank goodness for the plaque so we can tell what it's supposed to be.