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Icarus Flying no 25 Frame 2 - A Polarod Lift Photo Art Print Series.

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Series : Icarus Flying #25
Title : Icarus Flying #25 - Frame 1
Photographer : Paul E Williams
Media - 10x8 Colour Polaroid Lift
Date Created : 1992

Icarus Icarus Flying #25 is a Polaroid lift photo art print series by Photographer Paul E Williams taken 1992. Icarus Rising photos come from a polaroid animation of the same name by Paul E Williams.

“Most of us try to fly too close to the sun believing that we are the centre of the universe and that the rules of our universe do not apply to us. The Ancients Greeks recognised this in Myths like Icarus written 3000 years ago so it is probably hard wired into us. Whilst the belief that we are above nature has probably been one of the main driving forces that have made us dominant a species on this planet at the moment, it is also a driving force that is probably leading our species extinction. These photos a reminder all of us that fly too close to the sun”. Paul E Williams

Based on the ancient Greek myth of Icarus who escaped, with his father Daedalus, from Crete by means of wings that Daedalus constructed from feathers and wax. Daedalus warns Icarus first of complacency and then of hubris, instructing him to fly neither too low nor too high, lest the sea's dampness clog his wings or the sun's heat melt them. Icarus ignores Daedalus’s instructions not to fly too close to the sun, causing the wax in his wings to melt and he tumbles out of the sky, falls into the sea, and drowns.

Photo art prints of the Icarus Polaroid Lift photo series by photographer Paul E Williams can be bought on line for worldwide delivery.
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Series : Icarus Flying #25<br />
Title : Icarus Flying #25 - Frame 1<br />
Photographer : Paul E Williams<br />
Media - 10x8 Colour Polaroid Lift<br />
Date Created : 1992<br />
<br />
Icarus Icarus Flying #25 is a Polaroid lift photo art print series by Photographer Paul E Williams taken 1992. Icarus Rising photos come from a polaroid animation of the same name by  Paul E Williams. <br />
<br />
 “Most of us try to fly too close to the sun believing that we are the centre of the universe and that the rules of our universe do not apply to us. The Ancients Greeks recognised this in Myths like Icarus written 3000 years ago so it is probably hard wired into us. Whilst the belief that we are above nature has probably been one of the main driving forces that have made us dominant a species on this planet at the moment, it is also a driving force that is probably leading our species extinction. These photos a reminder all of us that fly too close to the sun”. Paul E Williams <br />
<br />
Based on the ancient Greek myth of Icarus who escaped,  with his father Daedalus, from Crete by means of wings that Daedalus constructed from feathers and wax. Daedalus warns Icarus first of complacency and then of hubris, instructing him to fly neither too low nor too high, lest the sea's dampness clog his wings or the sun's heat melt them. Icarus ignores Daedalus’s instructions not to fly too close to the sun, causing the wax in his wings to melt and he tumbles out of the sky, falls into the sea, and drowns. <br />
<br />
Photo art prints of the Icarus Polaroid Lift photo series by photographer Paul E Williams  can be bought on line for worldwide delivery.