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Tread softly because you tread on my dreams

Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,

Enwrought with golden and silver light,

The blue and the dim and the dark cloths

Of night and light and the half-light,

I would spread the cloths under your feet:

But I, being poor, have only my dreams;

I have spread my dreams under your feet;

Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

'He wishes for the Cloths of Heaven'

By William Butler Yeats

Poet Yeats would willingly lay his dream under his lover’s feet, and ask her to tread softly. Educator Sir Ken Robinson believes our education should be more creative and personalized to let each child reach their full potential. He uses this poem to ask adults to gently treat every child’s dream. The artist resonates with this idea and visualizes her feeling into this piece.

Woven from seemingly strong recycled aluminum cans, these organic forms reach upward. It seems like a baby bird that’s looking forward to fly with wings that are yet to be fully grown. Would the feather on the ground make any sound and be fragmented when stepped on? It questions today’s value system, education, and ideology.

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