Icarus

Icarus was commissioned for a private residence in Woollahra, in Sydney. The mobile is a response to the use of natural materials in the home, such as wood and exposed sandstone as well as the light filled, vaulted space above the stairwell. The client had seen my experiments with making mobiles made with stones and feathers and asked for a large piece incorporating these elements. The stones and feathers were found on the beach at Mallacoota, Victoria.

Icarus (detail) by Jade Oakley artwork image

art materials: 

  • feathers
  • galvanized steel wire
  • stone

art discipline: 

  • mobile

commissions: 

  • Icarus

Photograph by: 

Anthony Pearse

Date: 

2007

Dimensions: 

1600 x 1200 x 1200mm

Location: 

private collection