The history of this pic--
1) I enjoy myths and legends, especially greek (romans were copycats!! just changed names!)
2) I did a quick drawing of Icarus, which inspired me to write a poem...
3) after looking through some Art Nouveau books for some ideas for my own personal style, I was inspired to draw a different version of my vision of Icarus.
The Retelling of Icarus
The hoary wisemen of old
have long this fable told.
A story of rash foolishness
Beware the fault of dreaded hubris.
But, perhaps, as they never tell
Icarus chose to fly, and fell
fell for the sake of the experience
to take the risk, to do or die
to touch the boundless, burning sky.
The feel of high sun-glinted air
Icarus sighed, and lept to dare
Against wise Daedulus's words of fear
'The fiery sun, do not go too near!'
But Icarus flew to taste the red sun flare.
And as the melt wax burnt his flesh
his heart's last beating in his breast
A flash of feathers laid to rest
beneath the sea's angry foaming crest.
And Icarus--Icarus got his last wish
To live life in a short passionate burst
not to take the middle road to modest life ----and always thirst.
The Retelling of Icarus.
OMIGOSH!! Mod Choice! *fainting, very dizzy!* Thank you sooo much, you do not know how much this means to me! *hugs picture hard!!* YAY!! x)