"There are no mistakes, just happy accidents."
- Bob Ross
I had initially set out to sculpt a two-part Icarus themed pieces. "Flight I" was supposed to depict Icarus soaring confidently into the sky, and "Flight II" was to depict him falling from the heavens, as per the popular Greek mythological tale. The problem arose when I realized I could not sculpt wings - decent and sizable wings - that the engineer in me could accept even as a stretch, to supporting human powered flight. Then the happy accident occurred. As I began sculpting the face, Icarus' jawline and cheekbones reminded me of Christopher Reeve. The pose was almost perfect, the outstretched arms of Icarus (meant to support the waxed wings) transformed into a classic flying form of the last son of Krypton. Similar to my minimalistic approach with Thor, only a cape (and a spit curl) was necessary to convey the essence of Superman. My thanks again to the Ceramic Art Studio and Shop.