Artist’s Vision of the Solar Wings, superimposed on the Lefkada Site. The site is currently abandoned, and will require extensive landscaping and planting.
A poetic utility at the intersection of culture and environmental crisis
Solar Wings of Icarus is a sculpture, a poetic utility that serves both as a source of energy for the community and as an aesthetic expression of Ikaria’s mythological Greek island namesake, Icarus. It evokes the fate of Icarus who ignored his father’s advice and soared too close to the sun and is a metaphor for the current climate change crisis as world leaders fail to heed the scientists’ advice — a strong parable with a contemporary environmental warning.