Hammond, Bill (1947 - ) Whistler's Mothers

Hammond, Bill (1947 - ) Whistler's Mothers

The Fall of Icarus, W.D. Hammond, 1995   In a green, almost primordial, world of dripping forests and smouldering volcanoes, bird-like creatures stand as sentinels, looking out to sea. Sleek and enigmatic, wearing lustrous fabrics rather than feathers, they suggest New Zealand's early history as a land occupied almost solely by birds, before the arrival of humans. In Greek legend, Icarus flew too close to the sun, melting his wax and feather wings and plunging to his death in the sea.

The Fall of Icarus, W.D. Hammond, 1995 In a green, almost primordial, world of dripping forests and smouldering volcanoes, bird-like creatures stand as sentinels, looking out to sea. Sleek and enigmatic, wearing lustrous fabrics rather than feathers, they suggest New Zealand's early history as a land occupied almost solely by birds, before the arrival of humans. In Greek legend, Icarus flew too close to the sun, melting his wax and feather wings and plunging to his death in the sea.

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