Wax Winged Boy

wax winged boy

The Lament for Icarus by H. J. Draper  Original in colour.  Following on from the previous post along the lines of  ‘boys wanting to fly’ …

Looked up the story about Icarus.  ‘ The main story told about Icarus is his attempt to escape from Crete by means of wings that his father constructed from feathers and wax. He ignored instructions not to fly too close to the sun, and the melting wax caused him to fall into the sea where he drowned. The myth is a tragic example of failed ambition.’ I guess the message could be….be careful how high you’re reaching for, some instructions are good to follow – and flying is best done in planes.