Iliad Terra

Icarus: capturing the flight of adventure

“Icarus is the journey of father and son, and of letting go. It’s especially a personal journey for me, similar to the story of Dedalus and Icarus, of my son and I, capturing the flight of adventure and risk, suffering and courage, through the folds and veils of unknown worlds, seeking light through undulating eternity of color and forever encroaching darkness.  This painting was especially cathartic for me as I painted it on the eve of my son’s embarking on a difficult and uncertain quest to find his inner light.”

And in many ways, Icarus brings the story home to every parent, as they navigate the trials and tribulations of youth, especially as a reflection of the current struggles of our nation, the healing power of myth from the time of Icarus to the age of AI…