The Fable of Ikarusaki
( of the Ikarusaki Eagle Militia & the Samurai Sqvadron )
A long time ago there lived a chieftain called Ikarusaki, who lead a fearless band of warriors called the Eagle Militia that were trying to overthrow the regional despotic warlord. Trapped by magic on an island off the coast of Haikunawa, he came across an old Aegean text that taught him the secret of flight or so he believed.
Believing he could use this power to help his people, he tried to fly out of captivity, but the text was incomplete and the magic obsolete. The glare of the sun burnt his wings and caused him to fall into the oceans dark, but his valour had pleased the mighty spirit Pegasoidon, who blessed him and took him to the Temple of Lysergia where he fell into a deep surreal sleep.
Awaking finally from the spell, he found he had been cast forward into the 21st century and was entrusted with leading the Samurai Sqvadron and taking care of Earth's Inter-Galactic borders. Since then he roams the cosmic fields, ensuring peace & prosperity, and fighting under the banner of Honour, Victory & Respect.
Digital Mixed Media // 2 Panels of 72" x 12" each
Contains imagery from sxc.hu, various university archives & fractal elements from the art of Hamza Hussein