ICARUS

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ICARUS

500.00

2018. 36”x36”

Acrylic on Canvas

Icarus is a fairly well known myth of a boy who flew too close to the sun. His ego tricked him to thinking he was a god.

I made this with the fallen young black men all over the country and all over the world in my mind. The glowing crowns represent how one's life can completely change in an instant, and right back again the next moment.

The red star in the boy's chest (its a little difficult to see) represents a bullet wound. We will never be free of pain and suffering no matter how far we fly or how much of a god we might think we are.

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