Icarus

A painting about choices. Icarus’ point of decision between flying too high (into the supra-consciousness) where his wings would melt and he falls into the sea, flying too low and close to the sea, where his wings would get wet and he would dive into his subconscious dreaming, or to stay on the strictly conscious plane of awareness and survive.

In a way it is a cautionary tale about keeping to the middle path, however like the moth to the flame, we are generally drawn to choices the may not lead to longevity but feed our thirst for the unknown.

Acrylic on Canvas, 2300 x 1700mm, 2005

'Icarus' Acrylic on Canvas by Brisbane artist, Billy Shannon

‘Icarus’ Acrylic on Canvas 2300 x 1700mm 2005