Icarus...This is Ground Control by AndyGii

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Based on the the Myth of Icarus

Daedalus and his son Icarus were imprisoned inside a massive labrynth in Crete.
The father made them each a pair of wings, and with these they were able to escape.
Daedalus warned his son, “Don’t fly too high or the sun will melt the wax on your wings
and you will fall. Follow me closely. Do not set your own course.” But Icarus became so
exhilarated by his ability to fly, he forgot the warning and followed his own course instead.
He flew too high, the wax melted, and Icarus fell down into the sea and drowned.

Stock from CG Textures


surreal, myth, icarus, feathers, sky, sun, blue, ground control


  • Ranald
    Ranaldover 3 years ago

    Good one.

  • Thankyou

    – AndyGii

  • JimFilmer
    JimFilmerover 3 years ago

    very witty Andy… nice work

  • Thanks Jim. Appreciate it

    – AndyGii

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 3 years ago

    Beautiful fresh tones – love the green quill against the blue sky. Looks fabulous framed too. Cool story – but sad!

  • Thanks Wendi. One of those stories that sticks from school days

    – AndyGii

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...over 3 years ago

    Superb – beautiful image and wonderful title – I have always loved the story of Icarus!!

  • Thanks very much Mattie

    – AndyGii

  • dawne polis
    dawne polisover 3 years ago

    You astoundingly beautiful take on this story illustrates again your ability to use Surrealism in a fresh way!

  • Thankyou so much for your very kind words

    – AndyGii

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 3 years ago

    Outstanding Andy!! :)

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchover 3 years ago

    Oooh, beautiful, Andy!!!

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtover 3 years ago

    oops.. icarus has just shot permanently out of range… love it andy… makes a grand image in its own right but the title really tops it off

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