The initial inspiration for this piece came from an old Tibetan myth about vultures. It is said that nobody ever sees the body of a deceased vulture. When a vulture knows its life is close to ending it will fly high up towards the sun and melt away into nothing. The idea of hiding weakness and controlling your end ties in with the Greek myth of Icarus and Daedalus. Man imitating nature and failing. The vulture is a creature that only survives because of another’s death. It is part of a food chain that humans have transcended. But in the human race there are always those who benefit from others misfortunes.