Versions (4): 1 Welded Steel, 2 bronzes, and 1 small welded steel.
"Roszak's 'Skylark', a poem in shining steel of a figure alive with motion, half-bird, half-human, pivoting on tiptoe in the act of taking flight, with a burst of stars for a face."
[W.Norris Clark, "New Images of Man" exhibition at MOMA NY in 1959, America National Catholic Weekly Review vol. CII No.8, 1956.]
"Inspired by a poem of Gerard Manley Hopkins which refers to the "chained skylark", it "reflects the plight of man descended from his Promethean heights, caught within the bonds of civilization, and reduced to the ashes of his own bones." Roszak also sees in this image of Icarus descending in flames."
[H.H. Arnason, Theodore Roszak, The Walker Art Center, 1956]
Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York (1956)
Whitney Museum, NYC, 1952
Sculpture Center 25th Aniversary exhibition, 1953
"New Images of Man", MOMA, NY, 1956