BY CATHERINE GREENE
There are two items and both combined are my favourite installation at Sculpture In Context 2023.
Icarus ignored Daedalus’s instructions not to fly too close to the sun, causing the beeswax in his wings to melt. Icarus fell from the sky, plunged into the sea, and drowned. The myth gave rise to the idiom, “fly too close to the sun.”
Catherine E Greene is an established figurative sculptor working in bronze and mixed media. Her versatile output ranges from large scale civic, to private commission and large exhibition pieces to smaller sculptures which explore the figure in the context of the sensual and often surreal world which they inhabit. Major commissions include the equestrian memorial of the patriot Thomas Francis Meagher in Waterford, the Memorial to the much loved comedian Dermot Morgan, Merrion Square Dublin; and the central Alterpiece sculpture of the crucified Christ in the new basilica Fatima Portugal.