16.00"x20.00" wax, pigment, ceramic on board, unframed


Description of The Flight of Icarus

Swirls of gold, red, white, and blue mix as the small ceramic bird in blue, appears to be melting.

The bird is three dimensional. I made the bird from ceramic clay and after firing mounted it on the board before the encaustic wax was applied.

The bird acts like a sun dial as the ambient light in the environment casts shadows from the bird into varying shapes onto the background; creating a flying effect.

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