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Icarus Flying #2 - Master- Polaroid Lift by photographer Paul E Williams

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Series : Icarus Flying
Title : Icarus Flying #2
Photographer : Paul E Williams
Media - 10x8 Colour Polaroid Lift
Date Created : 1992

Icarus Flying # 2 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.

“Icarus is a cautionary tale that contains many messages including: the perils of ignoring to wise advise and the dangers of being blinded by new excitements and throwing caution to the wind. The Ancient Greeks lived in Polis states that needed both of these wisdoms to hold together their societies. Today the actions Icarus are normal practise to most people. Wisdom is rejected or ignored and the cult of the “individual” has ripped our society apart. The cautions of over wasteful consumption to satisfy the ego has brought us very close to the sun and the wings of humanity are melting fast. But like Icarus we are overwhelmed by the caprice and promised rewards of capitalism to stop our headlong rush higher and higher to ultimate destruction. The story of Icarus is as relevant today as it was 2500 years ago” 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. “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 nat
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Series : Icarus Flying<br />
Title : Icarus Flying #2<br />
Photographer : Paul E Williams<br />
Media - 10x8 Colour Polaroid Lift<br />
Date Created : 1992<br />
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Icarus Flying # 2 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 />
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“Icarus is a cautionary tale that contains many messages including: the perils of ignoring to wise advise and the dangers of being blinded by new excitements and throwing caution to the wind. The Ancient Greeks lived in Polis states that needed both of these wisdoms to hold together their societies. Today the actions Icarus are normal practise to most people. Wisdom is rejected or ignored and the cult of the “individual” has ripped our society apart. The cautions of over wasteful consumption to satisfy the ego has brought us very close to the sun and the wings of humanity are melting fast. But like Icarus we are overwhelmed by the caprice and promised rewards of capitalism to stop our headlong rush higher and higher to ultimate destruction. The story of Icarus is as relevant today as it was 2500 years ago” Paul E Williams <br />
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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.  “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 nat