"Icarus, Assimilated" by Hunter Madsen

"Icarus, Assimilated"

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

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 selfhood.  

"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