Most people are familiar with the Greek fable of Icarus, a teenager who builds wings of wax and feathers, and is cautioned by his father about the dangers of flying too close to the sun. Fuelled by hubris and a sense of invincibility, Icarus ignores his father’s advice, flies too close to the sun, and perishes when his wings melt and he plunges into the sea. The Icarus fable is a lesson cautioning us against allowing ego to cloud our judgment. Dominatio Terrae means “dominion (or domination) over the earth.” Like Icarus, we humans have become drunk with power, and our pride keeps us short-sighted about how we are destabilizing the planet that sustains us. Humility about our place within the delicate balance of earth’s ecosystems is a step to reverse a destructive course, but action around environmental responsibility is essential. A portion of proceeds from this print will benefit Greenpeace USA to support its efforts to combat climate change and environmental recklessness. Thanks for caring!
Icarus Pride. 24 x 36 inches. Screen print on thick cream Speckletone paper. Signed by Shepard Fairey. Numbered edition of 500. Comes with a Digital Certificate of Authenticity provided by Verisart. $95. Proceeds go to Greenpeace USA. Available on Thursday, October 20th @ 10 AM PDT at https://store.obeygiant.com. Max order: 1 per customer/household. International customers are responsible for import fees due upon delivery (Except UK). ALL SALES FINAL.