Icarus combines a figure carved from stone with four columns carved from wood with other wooden poles acting as a sort of base. The work, especially the blandly smiling figure, is disfigured with graffiti and is now inaccessible behind high walls and locked gates in a run-down area of waste land.
Situated on the canal side in the shadow of Winson Green prison, this piece was made as a collaborative project with local schoolchildren.
There is no allusion to the fate of Icarus in the work, which seems to fit more into the mould of an idol surrounded by totem poles.
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