Icarus

Glass, Bronze
2015
SCA Graduation Show

Nothing is hopeless, we must hope for everything.
— Madeleine L'Engle

The concept and personal significance of this sculpture has evolved a great deal since its conception. The idea first came to me a few years back when I was struggling between harmonizing my dreams and ambitions as an artist and my environment as I saw it. I reflected on the outrageous heights of my ambition and how impossible they were to attain and yet despite all that rationality, a more instinctual and irrational side took faith, took heart and ignored these treacherous discouragements. Fast forward to the present, I once again find myself in this push and pull between ambition and the reality of how far my dream is from ever being realized.

To me this sculpture has evolved into something that represents the inner struggle between pursuing an ambition and letting dream be dreams.

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