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Canvas Print

Elina Cate (photography)

Descendants of Icarus

by Elina Cate

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Fine art print on bright white, fine poly-cotton blend, matte canvas using latest generation Epson archival inks. Individually trimmed and hand stretched museum wrap over 1-1/2" deep wood stretcher bars. Includes wall hanging hardware.


Daedalus fashioned two pairs of wings out of wax and feathers for himself and his son. Daedalus tried his wings first, but before taking off from the island, 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 through the sky curiously, but in the process he came too close to the sun, which 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

Sylvia Cook Photography commented on February 19, 2012 10:33am
Ornaart commented on February 19, 2012 1:08pm
Very nice!
John Medbury (LAZY J Studios) commented on February 19, 2012 1:53pm
Seriously fantastic work!
Andre Villanueva commented on February 19, 2012 2:02pm
Elina Cate commented on February 19, 2012 7:05pm
Thanks :)
Ben Geiger commented on February 22, 2012 9:57am
inourgardentoo commented on March 22, 2012 8:17pm
So much to see! Beautiful!
milanova commented on June 24, 2013 2:28pm
awesome shot!
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