Photo - Student Design - Dixon, Katie

Icarus was the son of Daedalus.  Both imprisoned in a labyrinth, Daedalus, the great craftsman, fashioned two pairs of wings from wood and feathers joined by wax.  Daedalus warned his son the wings would melt if he flew to close to the sun.  Ignoring the warning, Icarus feathers became loose and he plunged to his death in the sea.  My piece is inspired by the ability of flight, symbolised in the shelf’s weightlessness and curved, wing like shape.  It identifies with an individuals fragility and need of the small, everyday objects which are often overlooked and regularly lost.