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Icarus

Icarus

Through experimentation with cutting paper to create a three-dimensional form for a light, we discovered a structure with overlapping feather shapes that resembled a swan's wing. We made the form asymmetrical to emphasise this and to make it very dynamic.

As the light appears as a wing circling a light, the name Icarus seemed an appropriate reference.

Icarus

Photography by Annabel Elston, Artecnica