"ICARUS (Frail Wings of Vanity)" 2010, slate/pigmented and sealed steel, 34"h x43"w x9"d

Pronunciation: \'i-k?-r?s\
Function: noun
Etymology: Latin, from Greek Ikaros
Date: 14th century
The son of Daedalus who to escape imprisonment flies by means of artificial wings but falls into the sea and drowns when, because of his hubris and vanity, the wax of his wings melts as he flies too near the sun .