Íkarus

Time to leave the incredible country of Iceland. I hope to be back and stay for a few months!

As you know I'm a hunter of street art and Keflavik airport has plenty, both inside and outside the terminus.

In Keflavik airport high above the departure lounges is this stained glass window framed by cloudy blue sky. With it's four interlocking panels, all in yellow/orange, it shows the timeless tale of Icarus, juxtaposing this ancient myth with the modern-day feats of astronauts and the natural grace of birds. For its full effect you need to zoom in on the details, sorry.
Íkarus (Icaros) by Leifur Breiðfjörð
Leifur Breiðfjörð, a renowned Icelandic artist, presents "Íkarus" (Icaros), a remarkable stained glass creation that adorns the terminal. This piece, alongside its counterpart "Yearning for Flight," forms a duo that eloquently expresses humanity's age-old aspiration to soar through the skies. "Íkarus" delves into the timeless tale of Icarus, juxtaposing this ancient myth with the modern-day feats of astronauts and the natural grace of birds. The artwork becomes a luminous spectacle at night, a beacon of dreams and human ingenuity.

"Icaros" spans an impressive 490 x 970 cm and is beautifully situated in the departure hall, overlooking the south window, offering a captivating visual experience to travelers.

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