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Icarus Bound By James Christensen

By James Christensen

Icarus Bound by James Christensen

At first glance, Icarus' fate seems cruel - chained to the top of the plinth, unable to use his wings. Upon closer inspection, however, we notice that the key is easily within his reach. Christensen reminds us that everyday life is not always as tragic as it would seem; often, the solution is right in front of us, if only we are willing to look. But, once we break free and unfurl our wings, will we keep our exaltation in check, or will we, like poor Icarus, try for too much too fast, only to plummet back to Earth, robbed of our blessings?

Icarus Bound by James Christensen is available for sale as a signed and numbered limited edition print with a 14-3/4 x 12-1/4 vertical image size priced at $___ unframed.

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"What you probably see first in this image are the beautiful wings on Everyman. Next you notice that he's chained to a pillar and then, if you look closely, you'll spot a key within his reach. I'm trying to suggest that we all have 'wings of potential,' the means to do or become whatever we want.

"When I showed the still untitled image to some friends, they said it reminded them of the story of Icarus. According to myth, Icarus learned to fly on wings made of wax and feathers. In some versions of the tale, he flies too close to the sun, which melts the wax and causes him to plummet into the ocean below. In other versions, he was also warned to say well above the waves because the spray could soak the feathers and destroy them.

"The message of the myth is certainly relevant here. Although we may fly on wings of potential, we shouldn't do it recklessly freedom and license are not the same things. We need to keep a steady course and it wouldn't hurt to draw up a flight plan before departure."

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