"Icarus, Assimilated" by Hunter Madsen

"Icarus, Assimilated"

Even if Andre Gide was right, and "we wholly conquer only what we assimilate," for many LGBT persons, there is an indissoluble tension between long-sought social acceptance and full self-hood.  

"There were in her at the moment two beings, one drawing deep breaths of freedom and exhilaration, the other gasping for air in a little black prison-house of fears." 
                       - Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth

TITLE - "Icarus, Assimilated"
WHERE - Bert Flinn Park, Port Moody, B.C. (2014)