The ICARUS Project began as a challenge to myself. I had been making kinetic work that was relatively simple, and decided to try and push the limits of my process and my materials.
The piece was completed in 8 days, and exhibited in two art shows last fall. In the shows, the piece featured wings made from collaged feathers, printed on paper by the printmaker Katie Olson. The piece has been broken and repaired many times since its first exhibition, but after some repair and redesign is now a reliable work of kinetic sculpture.
The piece is made from wood, metal, string, and steel cable and utilizes a combination of handmade and digital fabrication processes.