Icarus

The sculpture by Dora Salazar, entitled Icarus, depicts the character from Greek mythology who attempted to escape from the labyrinth on the isle of Crete by using wings made from wax and feathers, however he then fell into the Icarian sea when the heat from the sun melted the wax. This work in copper wire, weighing some 10 kilos, represents a human figure with wings, flying. The composition is lightweight, displays great dynamism, agility and is a fine example of the great plastic and design capability of this authoress from Alsasua, Navarre. The work is also extremely well located, hanging from the roof of the building and taking full advantage of the light coming in from above. Dora Salazar enjoys working with metals. She started out using recycled materials for her works, bicycles, furniture and so on. She subsequently went on to create large-scale sculptures, using large sheets of metal which are progressively linked together. Some good examples of this type of work are her creations entitled Bestiary, located in the Parque del Mundo Park in Pamplona.

José María Muruzábal