Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Wings that Work.

Anselm Kiefer.
Book With Wings, 1992- 94.
Lead, tin and steel.

Dear Icarus,

Need wings?  Want wings?  Check if yours will float you, on this interesting, but difficult to use website that simulates air flow over your wing designs.

If you want to use wings a little more metaphorically, like the wonderful Anselm Kiefer sculpture above, you will need to abandon your computer, and head out with a pencil, or tin snips, or a can of spray paint.   I saw this compelling sculpture many years ago and it has stayed with me all this time.  Abided, if you will, flitting into my mind, whenever a liminal bird/book is required.  Like right now.

Wings, I say, wings for everywhere and everyone!

Meet some of Anselm Kiefer's work here.  Meet Anselm Kiefer here.  You might also be interested in a modern story of Icarus- and Daedalus- type escape craft:  The Colditz Cock.